Imago Dei Leadership trip to Washington, D.C.
The Imago Dei Leadership Program for our 8th graders culminates with an amazing journey to Washington, D.C. After nine months in the classroom, students board a bus for a 5-day trip of a lifetime! This is where everything comes together, as students take a behind the scenes tour of the U.S. Supreme Court, visit the U.S. Capitol, explore select national monuments and museums, as well as hear from Christian leaders in the media, politics, and civil rights on how to view ourselves and others as image-bearers of God (and what happens when we do!). Our speakers include Shannon Bream (Fox News Anchor), Chaplain Barry Black (U.S. Senate Chaplain), Tim Goeglein (Vice President for External Relations for Focus on the Family), Bob Woodson (President of The Woodson Center), and Dede Winkfield (daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Press Secretary).
We left on a Monday and got back on a Friday. We took twelve 8th grade students and four chaperones—myself (John Murray), Dr. Jamie Hall (history teacher), Michelle Baldwin (Pathways), and Mona Wesley (Pathways/Admissions Director).