July 05, 2017
School of the Ozarks junior class travels to District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New YorkThe School of the Ozarks junior class trip included a visit to George Washington’s estate, located in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Many sights of patriotic and historic value were visited by the School of the Ozarks junior class, including the Marine Corps War Memorial, located in Washington, D.C.
The School of the Ozarks junior class visited many sights of patriotic and historic value, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial, located in Washington, D.C.
POINT LOOKOUT, MO.—Nineteen School of the Ozarks juniors visited three states and the District of Columbia during the junior class trip May 23-June 2.
During the 11-day academic adventure, sights on the itinerary included Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
“It is a great blessing for our juniors to be able to make a trip to Washington, D.C., and other sights important to the birth of our republic,” said Brad Dolloff, dean of School of the Ozarks. “Just prior to their final year at S of O, students enhance their understanding of how Christians played such an important role in our founding. This trip encapsulates the Christian, cultural, academic, and patriotic goals of both College of the Ozarks and School of the Ozarks and can even inspire students vocationally to pursue a career of influence in our nation’s capital.”
“Being able to travel through Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York allows the students to learn about the Christian Foundation of our country,” said Dr. Abbey Vogt, S of O associate professor of social studies and trip sponsor. “Being within these three very different cultural settings gives our students the ability to touch and see how our Founding Fathers were able to pursue their dream of independence, while continually leaning on Christ for support.”
“It’s incredible to analyze God’s thumbprint in the foundations of our nation, something most people deny or ignore,” said junior Will Shafer.
In Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia, students visited sights including the first Legislative Representative Assembly in America (House of Burgesses), the first permanent site of Protestant English settlement (Jamestown), historic buildings on the campus of the College of William and Mary (second oldest university in America), Yorktown Victory Monument (final surrender of the British under General Cornwallis), and the Thomas Nelson Jr. Home (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), to name a few.
In Washington, D.C., students visited sights including the United States Capitol, United States Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Archives, Holocaust Museum, American History Museum, World War II Monument, Washington Monument, Pentagon Memorial, Mount Vernon (George Washington’s estate), Arlington National Cemetery, Marine Corps War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Other historic sights in Washington, D.C., were also visited.
In Pennsylvania, students visited the Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln (Gettysburg) Address Memorial, the first United States Supreme Court in Old City Hall, City of Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall (first meeting of the first Continental Congress), Ben Franklin Press (the print shop), and Declaration House, among others.
In New York, students visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower), among others.
Student Participants (S of O junior class)
Abbey Vogt, associate professor of social studies
David Vogt, associate professor of criminal justice
Jenni Carey, K-8 curriculum director, and husband, Joel
Andrea Martin, S of O instructor of mathematics
Jerry Martin, S of O seventh and eighth grade instructor
Julie Koenig, S of O administrative assistant
Mary Kay Janke, S of O third grade instructor
Chrissy Martin, S of O second grade assistant professor
Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities
Sean Milliken, assistant professor of agriculture
For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman, at (417) 690-2212.
About College of the Ozarks
College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”
The Keeter Center—the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.
To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.
07.5.17 – Michael Galioto