2008-2009 Field Trip

In 2008, scholarship recipients were invited to Washington, DC for a special awards event hosted by ICMA-RC. Joan McCallen, President of the Scholarship Fund, presented each student with a certificate of achievement and best wishes for a successful school year. Prior to the awards ceremony, the recipients and their guests were invited on a tour of Washington, DC, and two special memorials that pay tribute to the lives the Scholarship Fund honors.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Gary Dundon II stands with his brother, Edward Dundon (left) and mother, Mary Anne Dundon, (center), outside the Phoenix Park Hotel before leaving on a field trip to Washington, DC's main attractions.

Emily Thorne, spouse of 2008 Scholarship Recipient Devan Thorne, looks at memorabilia in the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum.

Scholarship recipients and their guests listen to the history of the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum and memorial from Chief Walter L. Gold, President of the Friendship Fire Association.

Chief Walter L. Gold, President of the Friendship Fire Association, outlines the history of firefighting in Washington, DC for scholarship recipients and their guests.

Mark Tenison, curator of the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum, showcases helmets used by firefighters in the past.

Chief Walter L. Gold, President of the Friendship Fire Association, presents Joshua Winston, brother of 2008 Vantagepoint Scholarship recipient Roderick Winston, with a present at the conclusion of the tour.

Chief Kenneth Crosswhite elaborates on the history of a replica of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, which is housed in the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum.

Chief Kenneth Crosswhite explains how a replica of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial found its home in the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum, as the Winston family looks on. Pictured left to right: 2008 Scholarship Recipient Roderick Winston Jr., his father, Roderick Winston Sr., his stepmother Andrea Winston, his grandmother Johnnie Brinson, and in the front, his younger brother Joshua Winston, and younger sister, Sydney Winston.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Stephanie Duncan Moss, and her mother, Denise Duncan McDaniel, show off patches they received as souvenirs from Chief Walter L. Gold, President of the Friendship Fire Association.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Kimberly Dillard, and her son, Joseph, talk with Chief Kenneth Crosswhite, during a tour of the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station museum.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Stephanie Duncan Moss smiles for the camera in front of a fire truck at the DC Engine Company 3 Fire Station.

Kevin Morison, Senior Director of Communications for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, explains the Memorial's history and future plans for expansion, to the 2008 scholarship recipients and their guests.

Kevin Morison, Senior Director of Communications for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, speaks to the scholarship recipients at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Brian Lacey, Memorial Programs Operations Manager at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, tells scholarship recipients how to make rubbings of their lost loved ones' names, which are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial.

Brian Lacey, Memorial Programs Operations Manager at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, speaks about the various programs that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial holds each year.

Brian Lacey, Memorial Programs Operations Manager at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, speaks to scholarship recipients and their guests about how the Memorial honors the sacrifices of fallen police officers.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Amanda Hart obtains a rubbing of her father's name alongside her mother, Kathleen Hart, and friend, Matt Zeno, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Stephanie Duncan Moss and her mother, Denise Duncan-McDaniel, work together to create a rubbing of Stephanie's father's name.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Matthew Abinante, and his mother, Cindy Abinante, rub a pencil across special paper to produce a rubbing of the name of their lost loved one, Officer Michael McClung.

2008 Scholarship Recipient Kimberly Dillard concentrates on rubbing the name of her father, Lt. Lowry Douglas Durington, onto a sheet of paper for a keepsake.

Scholarship recipients and their guests prepare to ride the TourMobile around Washington, DC.