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WJHS 7th graders visit Baton Rouge

by Minden Press-Herald

Webster Junior High School’s 7th-grade students embarked on an enriching educational journey to Baton Rouge, delving into Louisiana’s rich history and heritage at the Louisiana State Capitol and the Houmas House Estate and Gardens.

During their visit to the Louisiana State Capitol, students were granted a special opportunity to explore the inner workings of the state government. They ascended to the Governor’s floor and were immersed in the historic chambers where lawmakers convene to make pivotal decisions for the state. As they sat in the very seats where votes are cast, students gained insights into the legislative process and the significance of civic engagement.

Continuing their educational excursion, students ventured to the picturesque Houmas House Estate and Gardens, stepping back in time to the 1800s. Guided through the meticulously preserved mansion and plantation, they were transported to an era of opulence and grandeur. Amidst the lush gardens and stately architecture, students gained a deeper understanding of Louisiana’s plantation heritage and the cultural significance of the antebellum era.

The trip provided students with a hands-on learning experience, allowing them to connect with Louisiana’s past in a tangible and meaningful way. Through exploration and discovery, they expanded their knowledge of state history and cultivated a deeper appreciation for the diverse tapestry of Louisiana’s cultural heritage.

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