On the 18th & 19th of November the Uniontown Area High School’s cross-country team took an overnight field trip to Washington D.C. The team takes this trip every other year ensuring that if you do the sport all four years of high school you will be able to attend the trip twice.
The team arrived early morning on Saturday November 18th and loaded up a coach bus to make the trip. They took a pit stop in Williamsport Maryland for a quick scavenger hunt run, because what’s a cross-country trip with out a distance run? After the run they stopped for a quick-lunch at a local McDonald’s. After lunch, they loaded the bus back up and continued on with the drive into D.C. After they arrived at D.C., they went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the changing of the guard and changing of the wreath ceremonies. After that they headed over to check in to the hotel and unpack. After dinner at a nice restaurant, they headed into D.C. to check out the World War Two Memorial and also walked over to the Lincoln Memorial.
The next day the team woke up early to attend a mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, which is a historical church that President Kennedy and his family attended church. after that they took off to grab pictures in front of the White House. After the White House, the team broke up into groups to walk around D.C. to explore the Capital. Later that day, they met back up at the National Air and Space Museum. They then headed off towards home. For dinner they took a quick stop at the Hagerstown Outlets. This allowed for a bite to eat and shopping as well. When they arrived home the bus took a stop at A.J. McMullen Middle School to drop off the mountain students and then headed back to the high school for the rest of the students