St. Rita Students Visit Washington D.C.

St. Rita students pose in front of the White House during recent trip, photo courtesy of St. Rita School

 Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Fourteen members of the St. Rita eighth-grade class had a trip to remember over their recent Spring Break. They toured the nation’s capital on a non-stop, 5-day itinerary that incorporated many of the D.C. area memorials with neighboring cities.

The graduating students look forward to the annual trip, which provides them with the opportunity to spend a week together in our nation’s capital. They were accompanied this year by nine chaperones and even caught a baseball game at Camden Yards.

“It was a fantastic time and I was so proud of how attentive and respectful our students were,” said Ellen Hoffman, St. Rita teacher and chaperone. “ It was so exciting to experience places like Gettysburg, Arlington Nat’l Cemetery, the Capitol building, Smithsonian and Mount Vernon with the kids!”

St. Rita School, located at322 N. Baldwin Sierra Madre, is a Catholic parish school, ranked fourth in the Los Angeles Diocese, with a focus on faith, stewardship and academic excellence.