OCA’s 8th Grade Graduates Head to Chicago

Following their graduation on Sunday, OCA’s newest graduates set out on their class trip to Chicago! The theme of the trip was looking at the past to help shape our future. The graduates visited the American Writers Museum, where they went on a journey through the American story, from the perspective of its writers. They learned about the history of Chicago by visiting The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside Willis Tower’s 103rd floor, touring Wrigley field, the country’s second oldest baseball stadium, and exploring the Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world. The group also toured the Chicago Chesed fund’s facility, learned about its impact on the community, and worked on one of their projects. Throughout their time in Chicago, the students enjoyed lots of great food, including dinner at Ken’s Diner and lunch from Tel Aviv Pizza while taking an architectural cruise of the Chicago River. The trip was an extraordinary bonding experience for the Class of 2023, capping off their years together as a grade before they head off to high school.

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