Scituate 8th-graders prepare to head to nation's capital

Scituate 8th-graders prepare to head to nation's capital


CITUATE - Eighth-grade students at the middle school are eagerly awaiting their class field trip to Washington D.C. in May, a project that parents, educators and the community as a whole are embracing with a series of upcoming fund-raising efforts.

As of March, 86 eighth-graders and 25 chaperones, for a total of 111 people, were signed up for the May 22-24 trip to the nation's capital, via two deluxe motor-coaches. The trip was proposed by teachers to coincide with classroom lessons on the federal government, according to a key fund-raiser, parent and substitute teacher Diane Scacco.

"For students who don't have an opportunity to travel, what an eye-opener," she said of the trip. She is coordinator of S.P.A.R.T.A., a school support group of about 20 parents made up of Scituate parents, alumni, retirees, teachers and assistants. The group is leading fund-raising efforts for the field trip

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