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This February I chaperoned a trip to the Historic Triangle in Virginia with two other teachers. The three of us enjoyed the company of nine students from our high school, Desert Christian, in Tucson, AZ. This trip was orchestrated by one of our seniors for her capstone project. All seniors must complete a capstone project that either gives back to the community or is beneficial to the school or its students before they can graduate.
For this capstone project, the goal was simple: take Desert students on a field trip of a lifetime where they will learn about our nation’s origins while also discovering God’s providence and engaging in meaningful fellowship. The Historic Triangle includes Jamestown, where the English first established a permanent settlement and thus, the first capital of Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, the second capital of Virginia and first major “city,” and Yorktown, the last major engagement of the Revolutionary War and where the British surrendered to the Patriots. Here is a larger map to include the current capital of Virginia, Richmond.
The 12 of us spent seven days exploring these three historic areas, even throwing in a quick jaunt around William and Mary College. We spent our nights at an Air B&B, ate family style meals around a great table, shared life stories and participated in many shenanigans.
This is a trip none of us will ever forget. We learned, we laughed, we played, we sang, we explored and we shared of ourselves. I am grateful to have been asked to come along on this journey with some of the most amazing people! Below is a 6-minute video of our trip.