You can read books about it, you can listen to lectures about it, you can even watch videos and other media materials BUT there is nothing like the real thing and it's the real thing WHS Juniors participated in Tuesday on a 16 hour road trip to Kansas City and back home. WHS instructors Mike Wilmoth and Rick Phelps oversee these annual excursions. Between the 5:15AM departure and 9:45pm arrival back home, here's what they did!
TWO bus loads of Crusaders (Class of 2019) arrived in Independence, Missouri, at the TRUMAN LIBRARY mid-morning Tuesday for a 2 hour tour, followed by lunch at Arthur Bryant's Bar-B-Q in KCMO.
The groups divide up after lunch, 1 bus headed towards the Federal Reserve Bank for a tour and the other to the National WWI Museum for a tour there. Mid-afternoon, they swap locations so everyone can visit both. Around 4:30, the group walked to Union Station where they would depart for home after a quick stop for fast food. 4 hours or so later, the travelers were back home, safe.
This is just one of "3" road trip options the US History classes at WHS try to take each school year. The other two are a trip to Topeka to tour the State Capital, the Brown vs Board of Education Museum and the State Historical Museum and the other, a trip to Abilene to tour the childhood home and presidential library of Dwight D. Eisenhower and also a local mansion (Seelye) that lies on "the other side of the tracks". A trip to Abilene is actually scheduled for later this school year.
Watch for an upcoming interview with WHS Instructors Mike Wilmoth & Rick Phelps and some of the students that took part in this latest excursion. All of these trips are funded through donations for which all involved are truly grateful. They are fantastic learning tools for our students and trips many will remember for a ife time.
Please enjoy the following pictures taken by some of the WHS students that were present, which included Brooke McCorkle, Delaney Parkey, Jacelyn Buck, Joe Ybarra and Skylar Troutman. Ms. Katie Ford. sponsor of the WHS Yearbook group also provided some pics. We love to showcase their talents - look for more of this in the future!
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