A four-day trip to Washington, D.C. is being offered to Henryetta high school students.
HHS teacher and law team coach Patrick Turner made the announcement at a special school board meeting Thursday morning.
He said the trip would take place next spring with students getting the opportunity to, “visit some of these places we talk about in the classroom.” They include the White House, Smithsonian Museum, Supreme Court as well as memorials for Vietnam and Korean wars.
Students will have to come up with $2,020 that will cover round trip airfare, all meals, lodging and transportation around the nation’s Capitol.
In addition to the tour, Turner explained students can earn a half credit toward their high school diploma and even undergraduate college credits.
Turner said the students can make monthly payments from now through next spring. “For every ten students, we will get one free chaperone spot,” he said. The program is available for all students from grades 9 through 12.
So far, eight students have signed up for the trip and Turner is hoping to get about 40. “If we get up to 20, we will get a special discount,” he added.