Fundraising effort pays for Canter Middle School’s D.C. trip

Staff Writer

The Friends of Miriam G. Canter donated more than $5,200 toward Canter Middle School’s class trip to Washington, D.C. The donation will allow two more students to participate and lowered the cost for those going, according to the school’s principal.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of The Friends of Miriam G. Canter, 25 Canter students will spend May 14 through May 16 in Washington, D.C.

“We are excited and thankful for this opportunity,” said Colleen Conlan, principal at Canter, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.

In October, Conlan announced that the school was seeking donations to send its final 8th grade class to Washington, D.C. It is the middle school’s final year in existence, so Conlan said she wanted to “go out with a bang.”

During the trip the group is expecting to visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Einstein Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Holocaust Museum. They will also take the Alexandria Colonial Ghost Tour, visit Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, the Martin Luther King National Memorial, the Mount Vernon Estate, the Smithsonian Institution and take a group photo in front of the White House.