Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 3, 2019 Malden High School students travel to Washington, D.C. F or most high school students, April vacation represents a time to refresh and prepare for the fi nal months of the school year. Yet this year, a dedicated group of 15 students from Malden High School took the time during April vacation to visit Washington, D.C., and learn more about the history of our nation. The trip was sponsored by the Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC) through generous donations from The Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and a longtime anonymous supporter of MTEC. The trip, which took place from April 16 to 19, was a whirlwind of activity from the moment the students stepped off the plane at 7:30 Tuesday morning until they arrived back at the airport at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. Luckily, throughout the week the participants were treated to a luxury coach bus which took The Malden Teen Enrichment Center and the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation recently funded a trip for 15 students from Malden High School to visit Washington, D.C., during their April vacation. (Courtesy Photo) them from place to place so there would be an opportunity for some down time. The students who took part in the trip were Sabrina Alayan, Nykenge Blue, Michelle Chan, Helen Eshetu, Joao Ferreira, Paolina Fornari, Lana Giha, Nina Gilliam, Alain Joseph, Rasmee Ky, Felix Li, Rebecca Pereira, Terrell Pesaturo, Abhishek Rana and Birukti Tsige. The trip started with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, including the JFK Gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Students then spent the afternoon at the recently opened National Museum of African American History & Culture. But the day wasn’t over then; after dinner the students visited the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean Memorials. Day two was just as busy as students started at the National Zoo, followed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House, with a visit to the Jeff erson, FDR, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the World War II Memorial. That was a very late night! On day three the students had an opportunity to visit the White House and White House Visitor Center as well the National Archives. That afternoon students had an opportunity to visit the various museums at the Smithsonian Institution. The fi nal day of the trip had the students traveling to Mt. Vernon and touring George Washington’s Mansion in the morning and taking a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building. The students were fortunate enough to have time to visit U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s offi ce as part of the visit to the Capitol, which was quite exciting for the students. After the Capitol Building the students had a chance to explore the Library of Congress and continue sightseeing at the Smithsonian. Unfortunately, the trip became a bit longer as inclement weather along the Eastern Seaboard saw the students’ fl ight delayed by more than four hours. Their arrival at midnight at Logan Airport was delayed until 4:00 a.m. – so there were many sleepy eyes by the time they arrived! As part of the trip, individual students were assigned a location that they were responsible for reporting on. It was great to see the students taking copious notes while they were visiting their location and taking their responsibilities seriously. Sometime in May the students will be making a presentation to Board Members of the Bayrd Foundation as well as city and school offi cials in Malden. As the students were waiting for the return fl ight, they took the opportunity to discuss together what they found most impactful of all the sights they saw. Without a doubt, the majority of students shared that the Holocaust Museum had the greatest influence on them. They all agreed that while they had read about the Holocaust in history books, seeing what people went through and hearing presentations from survivors gave them a whole new perspective. Monsignor Neagle Resident Association to host bake sale he Monsignor Neagle Resident Association will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bake sale will be loT cated in the fi rst fl oor community room at 350 Charles St. in Malden. Baked goods will include cakes, cookies, candies, cupcakes and brownies.

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