A group of Los Alamos Middle School students first jetted off to Washington, D.C. 31 years ago – creating an annual tradition that continues to this day.
“For the last three years, I have been taking the eighth grade children of some of the students who went on that first trip, so this is exciting to me,” said former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Roberta Cocking.
“After my retirement, parents begged me to continue hosting these trips, which I have done and plan to do until I can no longer find anyone willing to push my wheelchair around D.C.”
Cocking and Terry Quinn, also a former LAMS teacher, initiated these excursions to the nation’s capital in 1980. They are independent from school district activities.