On Washington, D.C. Trip, Local Students Witness a Historic Moment and Protestors’ Strong Reactions

On May 3, during their week-long Values in American Thought learning journey to Washington D.C., Mount Madonna School (MMS) eleventh and twelfth grade students passed by the Supreme Court and witnessed a historic moment for our nation. This moment was captured in photographs by the New York Times, CNN and The Irish Times. Several of the students were overcome with emotions in witnessing the protestors’ strong reactions  including MMS senior Grace Timan, who was photographed by Sarabeth Maney for The New York Times.

In hours and days following this encounter, MMS students and faculty insightfully reflected on this experience with local media and on their Washington, D.C. Learning Journey 2022 blog.

Teacher Shannon Kelly, told KRON4, “It was one of those teaching moments that you can’t let go by. To see first-hand free speech when there are such high emotions on both sides.”

Read more:

Aptos Times, 5/16/2022, “Historic Moment at Supreme Court

The Irish Times, 5/3/2022, “The Irish Times view on changes afoot in US abortion law: a legal-political earthquake

Patch.com, 5/4/2022, by Sara Schaefer, “Santa Cruz County Students attend Roe v. Wade Rally in D.C.”

KRON4 TV.com, 5/4/202, by Amy Larson,  “Watsonville Students Witness Historic Protest in Washington D.C.”

KSBW TV 8, 5/5/2022, by Cristal Hamer,  “Watsonville students in Washington, D.C. witnessing history”

Photos shared here (not including the New York Times and CNN screenshots) are by Devin Kumar (’06).