Submitted photos The Highland Adventist School group on the steps of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg.
Students experience an early American farm at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va.
Teacher Stacy Blanzy and parent Becca Jacko try out the stocks.
Serena Hostetler helps stomp clay for bricks in Williamsburg.

Highland Adventist School students completed their annual big spring field trip.

The focus this year was early American history and the destination was Virginia. In addition to the beach, the Virginia zoo, Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin, the group toured Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown and other living history sites.

“Our field trip program focuses on a different learning theme each year,” said Cheryl Jacko, principal. “This year’s American history theme really gave our students an appreciation for the struggles our early settlers endured to found this great country of ours. As a Christian school, we especially appreciated learning about the importance our ancestors placed on freedom of conscience and our other personal liberties. This trip made us proud and thankful to be Americans.”

Highland Adventist School provides innovative, Christian curriculum for students in grades PreK-12. For more information, call 304-636-4274 and leave a message or visit the school’s website at www.highlandadventistschool.org.