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  • Ardmore students plan trip to D.C. in May

  • A fan of the television show “Ghost Hunters,” Ardmore Middle School eighth-grader Jordan Klinger wants to see a ghost.

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  • A fan of the television show “Ghost Hunters,” Ardmore Middle School eighth-grader Jordan Klinger wants to see a ghost.
    She may get her chance as the eighth-graders of the AMS National Junior Honor Society, go to Washington, D.C. A ghost tour of the city is on the itinerary.
    “I want to see a ghost. I want to be scared by a ghost, but not if it’s violent,” Klinger said.
    Her fellow travelers gave this idea mixed reviews.
    “If we had Lincoln come in and say hi to you, it would be creepy but kind of cool,” Christalyn Taylor said.
    “I don’t want to see a ghost,” Ashley Grant said.
    Beginning last year, NJHS eighth-graders have trekked to the nation’s capitol for a week in May.
    In addition to the ghost tour, the trip includes visits to the White House, the National Mall, Mount Vernon, ESPN Zone and the Smithsonian, as well as a ride on the Metro.
    “I look forward to leaving Ardmore and seeing the museums and stuff,” Grant said.
    Taylor has visited D.C. before and distinctly remembers the National Mall, especially the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument.
    “You look into the water then you look up and it looks like it would fall over,” she said.
    Other students hope to see the iconic image of the Mall.
    “It just looks really cool in books and stuff. My grandma and my mom have been there and said it looks cool,” Klinger said.
    This year’s students have also heard about other tour stops from last year’s eighth-graders.
    “People last year said (the Holocaust Museum) was cool and really sad. We went over the Holocaust a little bit in class last year,” Grant said.
    Yet, museums and tours are not the only exciting part of the trip. None of the girls have ridden on a subway before.
    “It’s going to be mega fast,” Klinger said.
    “It looks like it’s going to tip over,” Taylor said.
    While the Metro sounds fun, the girls also share some apprehension about the subway.
    “There’s a lot of people and you don’t know them and they might be scary,” Grant said.
    “I don’t want to get lost,” Klinger said.
    However, the plane ride to D.C. is not as scary for these experienced fliers.
    “My favorite part is going up and down,” Klinger said.
    “I like walking in the plane and then it goes back and forth and then back straight,” Taylor said.

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