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Sacred Heart takes class trip to Raleigh on Amtrak

Kayla Honeycutt
Sacred Heart Catholic School
The eighth-grade class at Sacred Heart Catholic School took a class field trip to Raleigh on the Amtrak last month.
On the two and a half hour train ride, we made five stops before we arrived in Raleigh.
Once we arrived in Raleigh, we headed for the state capitol building.
The N.C. Capitol is where our state government leaders have offices.
The governor, Beverly Perdue, was actually there the day we toured, but we did not get to meet her.
The tour guides gave us a special task to do. They told us that back when the military officers and soldiers did not have telephones, they used to wave flags to get messages to other military officers or soldiers, so we got to practice waving the flags.
We had a message to send the group across the lawn, and they sent one back to us. It was difficult, but we ended up getting the hang of it.
Next, we got to tour the North Carolina Museum of History.
The most educational exhibits were the Hall of Fame exhibit, the Native American exhibit and the war exhibit. The Hall of Fame exhibit was most of our favorites because it had all the famous athletes and some of their uniforms in there.
After a lunch break, we headed for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. The science museum was my favorite because it had hands-on activities.
There were also rare animals that we got to see and learn about such as different kinds of roaches and insects. Learning about all the different animals was very interesting.
They also had a lab open on the day we toured. In the lab there were animal skeletons and fur.
After the animal exhibit, we got to see many different types of rocks, and we used a scale to weigh the rocks. I would recommend the science museum to anybody who enjoys learning about science.
The Raleigh trip was very educational and the eighth grade really enjoyed it.
Kayla Honeycutt is an eighth-grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

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