Dundalk High students gain perspective on homeland security at 9/11 Memorial


On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, history came to life for nearly 40 students in Dundalk High School’s Homeland Security Completer program. The students traveled to New York to visit the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial—the site of attacks that play a significant role in the topics they study everyday.

Accompanied by Homeland Security teachers Steve Oppenheim, Carol Leonard-Reynolds, Ronald Saul and Annie Caldwell, the students toured the memorial and saw the its devastating effects up close. They respectfully paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the attacks.

“Almost none of the students had ever been to New York City and not one of them had visited the 9/11 memorial, so it was a special trip,” said Saul. “The students appreciated the opportunity and a few of them now want to look at colleges there.”

After visiting the memorial, the students headed to Central Park, where they worked in teams to complete a digital scavenger hunt locating items of historical importance in the park.

The Homeland Security Completer is a Career and Technology Education program that offers students in grades 10 through 12 courses on criminal justice, science and geographic information systems. Students in the program have the opportunity to graduate with six college credits related to homeland security.

Photos by Ronald Saul, Dundalk High School
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