March 28, 2013
SUBJECT: S OF O JUNIORS AND SENIORS TAKE TOUR OF COLONIAL AMERICA OVER SPRING BREAK
During the week of March 15-23, School of the Ozarks students enjoyed spring break by taking a tour of what was colonial America. With the purpose of offering students an enriching opportunity to learn about American history, the entire junior and senior classes visited Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, VA; and Gettysburg and Philadelphia, PA.
“School of the Ozarks students earnestly seek to understand and appreciate the Christian heritage of the United States of America,” said S of O Headmaster Brad Dolloff. “These cities and the landmarks they hold represent the cradle of our Republic, and our students were inspired to rededicate themselves to patriotic ideals.”
While visiting the Washington, D.C., students toured the Library of Congress, Capitol, National Archives, U.S. Supreme Court, Holocaust Museum and the National Memorials. They witnessed the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery and walked the grounds of President George Washington’s homestead at Mount Vernon, just to name a few highlights.
“I am so grateful for this opportunity that the School of the Ozarks has given me to go on this trip,” said S of O senior John Ashbee. “I don’t think I ever would be able to afford a trip like this on my own. I was impacted greatly by the memorials to those who have fought in foreign conflicts. It underscored for me the fact that freedom is not free.”
School of the Ozarks is a college preparatory lab school for grades 9-12 operated by College of the Ozarks. The S of O vision mirrors the College’s vision “to develop citizens of Christ-like character, who are well-educated, hard-working, and patriotic.” The College underwrote the trip’s cost for all students.
# # #
Picture Caption: The White House canceled the group’s pre-scheduled tour. However, the students were able to make a stop to have their picture made.