Do you remember when you were young and in grammar school? You probably remember the good teachers or bad teachers you had, but do you remember any of the field trips you went on? Some were probably the standard field trips – to a zoo, to a museum, to a nature trail, etc.
How do you think you’d feel if you were in the fifth grade and you brought your entire class to your home and they met your parents? Now, what if your home was the White House and your parents were the President and the First Lady? I bet you’d feel pretty special.
Last week, Barron Trump took his entire class on a tour to the White House AND they met his parents. How cool is that? How awesome do you think it would have been to have been in his fifth grade class and to have gone on that field trip? We are talking…BIG LEAGUE!
Barron Trump decided it was time to show-off a little bit to his fifth-grade classmates last week.
On Wednesday, the 11-year-old took around 80 of his fellow students from the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on a trip to The White House to meet the President and the First Lady.
The whole class was accompanied by Secret Service agents.
A source familiar with the situation told the New York Post that Barron was “excited to show his classmates around.”
“All the kids got dressed up: The girls were in dresses and the boys wore khaki pants and button-downs. It was so cute,” the source said. “They had a buffet lunch and a tour of the White House and met the President and the First Lady, Melania Trump.”
The source added that, “President Trump gave them all a rousing speech about living up to your potential and being the best you could be for your country.”
In September, Barron will be changing schools and attending St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
“We are very excited for our son to attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School,” the First Lady said in a statement. “It is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence.”
She added: “The mission of St. Andrew’s is ‘to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service,’ all of which appealed to our family. We look forward to the coming school years at St. Andrews.”
When his father defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for the presidency, it was decided that the 11-year-old Trump would stay with his mother in the Upper West Side of Manhattan to finish the school year.
Finally, after some speculation, it was announced on Monday that Trump would attend St. Andrews in Potomac, Maryland.
Barron’s attendance of St. Andrews marks the first time in decades that a current president has chosen to enroll his child at a school other than Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school located in D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland.
The Bethesda Patch notes St. Andrews has a total of 580 students, ranging from preschool to grade 12. Less than half of the student population is white: The school’s site emphasizes a commitment to diversity.
As a middle schooler at St. Andrew’s, Barron will be required to complete “service learning activities,” in which “students take a two-day field trip to a church in Washington that runs a soup kitchen. Students listen to a homeless person’s life story. They also make, serve, and eat a meal with the homeless,” the Daily Caller reports.
Barron’s new school sounds fantastic!
It definitely would have been pretty awesome to say the least, to have been in Barron’s class and to have not only toured the White House, but to have met the President and First Lady of the United States of America.
His classmates must have been THRILLED! They were also probably one of the first groups to visit the East Wing theater, since Melania recently opened that up to the public for tours now.
The White House does belongs to the people of this country. Every American should visit or tour the White House at least once in their lifetime. It is truly a special place deep in history and tradition. I’m guessing for some of the kids in Barron’s class it may have been their first visit to the White House and meeting the President and First Lady.
I have to guess that Barron was pretty thrilled to have his class visit his new home! This young man is really going to go places! If he thought his parents were well known prior to being in the White House….well, let’s just say…he’s got a very bright future ahead of him.
We wish Barron best of luck at his new school next year!