Filter By:
Showing items filed under “Trips”

Touring Our Nation's Capital: 8th Graders Travel to Washington DC

main image

What an incredible learning experience! PCA 8th graders discovered our nation's past, present, and future with a trip to our nation's capital.

With Faculty Member Bill Schenkel and his vast arsenal of knowledge at the helm, students enjoyed many educational adventures including visits to the Pentagon Memorial, the Museum of the Bible, Mount Vernon, and Arlington National Cemetery where students witnessed the changing of the guard.

Mr. Schenkel explains the value of this week-long trip, "History comes alive as students experience the greatness of our leaders from past to present. The students had their appetites whetted so that one day they will want to go back and further experience all there is to do in Washington!"

Each day was packed with opportunities to learn more about our nation's
history, politics and government as students explored Washington D.C. and experienced firsthand what they have been learning in the classroom. Many thanks to our wonderful chaperones for making this possible and to Robin Fishburne for the fantastic photos!

Posted by Darla Rourk with

Women in Aviation Career Day

main image

Women in Aviation Day was an inspiring day for our PCA girls as they learned about the vast array of careers in aviation and the military. Held on March 19 at Joint Base Charleston, the day began with encouraging stories from women who have forged Air Force careers. Next, students toured a C-17 aircraft, participated in a Career Field Forum, and visited the Maintenance Training Facility with its flight deck, engine, and mechanical training rooms.

Students interacted with nurses, engineers, pilots, load masters, maintainers, administrative staff, and the security canine unit. By the end of the day, the girls had learned not only about aviation specific careers, but about supportive careers in all branches of the military and the civilian sector.


Posted by Sally Pascutti with

12345678910 ... 1213