Left – The sixth grade students meet with Sen. Mark Johnson and Rep. Dan Fabian at the Capitol Building. Rep. Fabian announced each of their names during a session in the House of Representatives and everyone on the floor stood and clapped to welcome them. Right – The Lancaster students are standing in front of the Governor’s House in St. Paul.
On April 25 and 26, the Lancaster sixth graders traveled to St. Paul, Minn., for their annual fieldtrip. They arrived in St. Paul Wednesday evening and enjoyed a tour through the St. Paul Cathedral and a drive down Summit Avenue. Next, they made a quick stop in front of the governor’s mansion for a picture and then took off for the hotel. The later part of the evening was spent swimming in the hotel pool and eating pizza and snacks.
The next day was a busy day! The group arrived at the Minnesota Capitol grounds early to explore and take pictures. They loved seeing the gun (USS Ward) that fired the first shots at Pearl Harbor and the many monuments honoring firefighters and veterans. Then they went inside to see the newly renovated Minnesota Capitol building. They had a guided tour and got to see the golden horses, the governor’s reception room, the Minnesota Supreme Court, House of Representatives, and the Senate. They had a quick meet and greet with Senator Mark Johnson and Representative Dan Fabian. Rep. Fabian even announced their names during a session in the House of Representatives and everyone on the floor stood and clapped to welcome them. Very exciting!
Next, they traveled over to the Minnesota History Center. The group enjoyed the many exhibits and hands-on activities. Some of their favorites were the tornado and the paratrooper simulator, the 1968 traveling exhibit, and getting a private tour in the basement where the museum stores the artifacts. It was an amazing trip!
“Thank you to everyone that supported the sixth grade and made this possible,” said teacher Lisa Rynning.