Goodhue School to hold consignment auction to help pay for D.C. trip
By R.D. Aaland
GOODHUE – Goodhue High School will be having a trip to Washington D.C. this fall. A consignment auction, run by the eighth grade, will be held at 10 a.m. on April 5 to raise funds for the trip.
The idea for the trip started with a conversation between High School Principal Mike Harvey and Activities Director Josh Wieme. Several groups at the school take trips, such as band, FFA, FCCLA, and the Spanish class, but what about the students who are not involved in these special groups?
Washington D.C. was suggested as a place that would be fun and educational. The next questions were who and when? It was decided that the ninth grade would be a good candidate, because the class would still had several years of school left in which a teacher could use the trip as a learning tool. Because this is the first year of the trip, however, all students from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades are also invited. Departing at the beginning of November was determined to produce the fewest conflicts with athletic events, and if they go to D.C. during election week, there would be fewer crowds to fight around the Capitol.
Students will leave Goodhue at noon on Thursday, November 6 and travel in two buses until arriving in Washington at 10 a.m. the following day. On Friday they will visit the Smithsonian Museums and Arlington Nation Cemetery, before checking in to the Hampton Inn. That evening they will travel by bus on a monument tour. On Saturday the group will take a city-guided tour with stops at the Capitol, the White House, and several monuments including those of Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Roosevelt, and the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Over the few couple days the tour will include other notable places. At 4 p.m. on Monday, November 10, the bus will leave for Gettysburg. Monday night will be spent at the Gettysburg Country Inn & Suites. Tuesday’s highlights will include Gettysburg’s battlefield and museums, with a departure for home at 4 p.m.
Cost per student is $450, and does not include meals. The eighth students are working to get items to sell for the consignment auction to help students pay for the trip. Auction items will include household items, farm machinery, or anything else people have that needs a new home. You can donate an item or donate a percentage of that item. If you have items to donate bring them to the school parking lot from noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, or Friday, April 4. Items may also be brought to the school the morning of the auction. More information is available at www.goodhue. l12.mn.us or by calling Mike or Sheila at 651-923-4447. Cash donations will also be accepted.