By: Jillian Wilson
It was a trip back in time for high schoolers today.
As they made their way across town, they got to see unique things the quad cities had to offer.
I asked one student named Katie why she thought her teacher planned the trip.
Take a look at what she said.
"I think that she wanted to show us that history is all around us and that we can find it in our own areas instead of just complaining about how boring it is all the time. There's actually a lot of interesting things around here," says Kasey Lockett, Senior.
Students got to cruise around the QC hitting all the hot historical spots.
They started off at the heart of it all, The John Deere house.
Students got to see the roots of the Deere family.
"It keeps you in touch with the community, it really lets you know where you came from and the important of this area, not only to us, but you know worldwide with things like deer and things like that," says Brady Alley, Senior.
Then they were off to Whitey's, Lagomarcino's, and of course Ross'.
Their teacher Heather Monson planned the whole thing on her vacation.
"I wanted them to know that the Quad Cities is not boring that it's a great place to live and that we have awesome historical sites around here and the people here really made a difference for our lives today," says Heather Monson, Teacher/Mentor.
That same passion had kids smiling all day.
Katie says the lesson made her want to do more digging about her home.
"I'm excited to go learn more about the gangster activity, I think that's exciting," says Lockett.
So what's next for the budding senior?
"At first, I wanted to get out of here as quickly as possible, but I changed my mind and decided to stay for 2 years and just go to black hawk," says Lockett.
The students say it's a great way to end their senior year.