[Photo courtesy of Karisa Larsen]

Students from Pete Basinger’s fifth-grade class at Moab Charter School pose in front of the White House with the Moab Sun News. Clockwise from top left to right: Anja Thomas, Zoe McKinney, Maggie Groene, Ethanyel Contreras, Kiala Larsen and Natalie Skowbo. Eighteen students and 11 chaperones went on the week-long trip that included visits to many famous sites, monuments and museums, as well as a major league baseball game. The students spent the past year fundraising for the trip and said they are thankful to everyone who helped make it possible.