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RVMS Students Tour Capitol, Brown v BOE

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The seventh grade class, along with two eighth grade students, took a

journey Wednesday to the State Capitol and the Brown vs Board of

Education site. We left the middle school at 8:15 AM and did not

return until 3:00 PM. It was a full day of exciting experiences for our


The Capitol tour guides divided the large class into three

manageable groups. The guides gave each group an amazing tour

full of history and facts. Our tour ended with the opportunity to walk

the up the 296 steps to the dome! We had a few that chose to stay

behind on that adventure.

After a sack lunch surrounded by the limestone of the Capitol lower

level, we once again loaded the buses to continue the day to the Brown


The students were greeted at the door by Ranger Dexter. He and

Ranger Joan spent the next hour and half going through the site with

the kids. The students we introduced to a

way of life that they have not had to experience. Ranger Dexter did a

wonderful job of pulling out of the students why separate but equal is not a good way to live.

Sondra Owings-Priest, 8th grade student, said it was such a great day that she wants to take her Mom and sisters to see both places.

Abby Everts, 7th grade student, said the dome tour was scary but she was glad she went all the way to the top!

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Photos by Mrs. Hainey and Debbie Coleman