The Washington DC trip was a memorable trip for our eighth grade students. We started off Monday night visiting the Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and Lincoln Memorials. The next day we were surprised to wake up to our bus having a flat tire! Luckily, we were able to shuttle to the subway system which took us to Arlington National Cemetery. We were able to take a tour with two veterans. They took us to area 60 where recent military service were buried, including an officer from Detroit. Three of our students read poems to acknowledge his service. We then proceeded to view the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After Arlington, we took a tour of the National Basilica. It was good to see Catholic donations from around the world to create the National Shrine. Later that day, the group then proceeded to the Capitol building for a tour. Tuesday evening dinner was at the National Harbor followed by a Ghost Tour of Old Alexandria. The next morning we saw the Jefferson, FDR, Martin Luther King and Iwo Jima Memorials. In the afternoon on Wednesday we saw the Holocaust Memorial which had several items including a novel that was read in Mrs. Kurn’s class on display. On Wednesday evening, we had a great time at dinner and bowling at Pinstripes. We concluded on Thursday with a tour of Mt. Vernon. We were grateful for our chaperones teachers Mrs. Kurn, Mrs. Budiongan and Mr. Brogan and to our parent chaperones Mrs. Ferrara, Mrs. Mekani, Mrs. Rook, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Spender

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St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School is fully accredited with the Michigan Non-public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA).  St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School has also received commendation from the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations for meeting the rigorous requirements for accreditation and providing a high quality educational experience.