• The 9th grade class traveled to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., following the conclusion of their novels Diary of a Young Girl ​by Anne Frank and Night by Elie Wiesel. On this trip they were able to tour the museum's permanent collection with artifacts and history of the Holocaust, as well as attend a "First Person" presentation where a Holocaust survivor--Marcel Drimer--shared his firsthand experience. This sobering trip opens the students' eyes to the difference between fiction and nonfiction; it helps them to truly appreciate the sanctity of human life.