Montclair Kimberley Academy

2017-18 Fundraising

Support a Student on the Washington, D.C. Trip!

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by Alli Shearin
Created April 9th 2018

Do you remember the Washington, D.C. trip your junior year at MKA? What was your favorite memory from the trip? #MKADC

This annual trip for juniors to Washington, D.C. is a longstanding tradition at MKA. Each spring the History Department takes the entire junior class for a three day visit to our nation’s capital. This trip gives our students an opportunity to visit Congress while in session, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as take part in small group meetings with briefing groups made possible by our incredible network of alumni and parents.

Your support of annual giving makes this trip possible and provides students with amazing opportunities for learning and growth. Help us enhance the success of all of our students. Invest in MKA today and make a difference!

The DC trip last year was amazing and I loved every second of it. I got to see Washington, D.C. in a way I never had before and get a better feel for what it’s like to work and live there. My group got to go to ICE and meet with MKA Alumnus Peter Edge. It was one of the most interesting and unique opportunities I’ve had and I’m extremely grateful.”

– Sophia ‘18

Going to the Museum of African American History yesterday and seeing all the monuments was really cool and interesting because it’s what we’ve been learning about all year in class.

– Lily ‘19

My favorite memory at MKA was seeing Van Gogh at the National Gallery on the DC Trip last year!!

– Allison ‘18

Looking back now, the Junior trip to Washington was way more than a “reward” for having navigated the treacherous waters that was our Junior Thesis. Being exposed to the various Branches, but more so intricacies, of our Government via the amazing relationships MKA has forged in the DC area was something many don’t get to experience. I hope those undergrads take full advantage of the time they have down there!

– Stu Harwood ‘07

To be able to experience the nation’s capital with the same best friends I have today is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Filled with history and culture, the DC trip is one of those moments in my life that I’ll appreciate for years to come.

– Cait DiRuggiero ‘06

The DC trip is great because it brings you closer as a class. It’s filled with friendship and compassion.

– Kyle Duca ‘11

Update #4 - 2 months ago

Three days in D.C. have provided the class of 2019 with memories that will last a lifetime! Your investment in MKA, of any amount, makes experiences like this possible for our students.

Last day to support the class of 2019 and their D.C. trip!

Image: Juniors visiting the U.S. Capitol BuildingJuniors visiting the U.S. Capitol Building

Update #3 - 2 months ago

Image: "So thankful to MKA for allowing me the opportunity to discuss my political views and questions with a senator that I look up to and admire so much." - Reilly ‘19"So thankful to MKA for allowing me the opportunity to discuss my political views and questions with a senator that I look up to and admire so much." - Reilly ‘19

Image: Juniors visiting the American Civil Liberties UnionJuniors visiting the American Civil Liberties Union

Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Update #2 - 2 months ago

Our juniors have only been in D.C. for a little over 24 hours, and they have already visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and spent the day at the U.S. Capitol. Small gifts to MKA make a huge impact on our students. Last year individual gifts of $100 or less amounted to over $40,000!

Interactive Step Dance exhibit at the Museum of African American History

Update #1 - 2 months ago

Image: Juniors enjoying lunch in Union StationJuniors enjoying lunch in Union Station

The junior class can’t wait to arrive to D.C.!

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Supporters (18)

Alli Shearin
Have so much fun in D.C. next week — wish I could join you! :)
Amanda Englander
Brian Purcell
Cait Diruggiero
Eric Gu
Galasso and Day Families
Geoff Branigan
In honor of George Hrab
I can't wait to be back on the trip next year. I hope everyone is having an amazing time. Thank you to alumni Rhoan Jones '90 and Brian Donahue '94 for hosting student groups today!
Jaclyn Spedaliere
John Connolly
Klaudia Pyz
Lainey Segear
Matthew Metzger
Matthew Palmisano
Nilie Pajoohi
Talia Selove
Have an amazing time in D.C.!
Tony Jones
In honor of Brandon’04, Breanna ‘08 and Brittany ‘16...They all still talk about this fantastic trip.
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Comments (4)

Tony Jones (Faculty/Staff)2 months ago
In honor of Brandon’04, Breanna ‘08 and Brittany ‘16...They all still talk about this fantastic trip.
Geoff Branigan (Faculty/Staff)2 months ago
In honor of George Hrab
I can't wait to be back on the trip next year. I hope everyone is having an amazing time. Thank you to alumni Rhoan Jones '90 and Brian Donahue '94 for hosting student groups today!
Alli Shearin (Faculty/Staff)2 months ago
Have so much fun in D.C. next week — wish I could join you! :)
Talia Selove (Faculty/Staff)3 months ago
Have an amazing time in D.C.!

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In honor of Brandon’04, Breanna ‘08 and Brittany ‘16...They all still talk about this fantastic trip.
Geoff BraniganFaculty/Staff
Donated to Support a Student on the Washington, D.C. Trip!2 months ago
In honor of George Hrab
I can't wait to be back on the trip next year. I hope everyone is having an amazing time. Thank you to alumni Rhoan Jones '90 and Brian Donahue '94 for hosting student groups today!
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Brian PurcellAlumni ’09
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Matthew PalmisanoAlumni ’10
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Tony JonesFaculty/Staff
Donated to Support a Student on the Washington, D.C. Trip!2 months ago
In honor of Brandon’04, Breanna ‘08 and Brittany ‘16...They all still talk about this fantastic trip.
Geoff BraniganFaculty/Staff
Donated to Support a Student on the Washington, D.C. Trip!2 months ago
In honor of George Hrab
I can't wait to be back on the trip next year. I hope everyone is having an amazing time. Thank you to alumni Rhoan Jones '90 and Brian Donahue '94 for hosting student groups today!
Galasso and Day FamiliesAlumni ’05
Donated to Support a Student on the Washington, D.C. Trip!2 months ago
Lainey SegearFaculty/Staff
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Jaclyn SpedaliereAlumni ’00
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