The HLV High School has visited Washington DC every four years since 1991.
Students have the opportunity to sell items over the four years preceding their trip to help with their expenses.
The Victor American Legion sponsors a pancake breakfast every year with proceeds going towards the trip expenses. HLV students help at this event.
1991 - 96 students and 10 adults
Friday-Capitol Hill tour, Supreme Court building tour, dinner and a night view of DC
Saturday-Trip to Mt. Vernon, lunch at Old Towne in Alexandria, perform at Lincoln Memorial, wreath laying at Arlington Cemetery, National Archives, night view of DC
Sunday-Optional church, Washington Monument, Smithsonian, White House, Perform at Post Office Pavilion, Smithsonian, Play or Dinner Theater
Monday-Band students to Fort Meade for clinic with Army Band, non-band to Smithsonian, tour of FBI building, Ford's Theater, Peterson House
The following fundraisers were held to help fund the first trip:
9th grade-Chili supper, ice cream bars and raffle
10th grade-Valentine cookies w/messages, school dance, concessions at bingo
11th grade-Lapel ribbons and red/white/blue bows
12th grade-Pizza and burrito sale
Other fundraisers included a pops concert, bake sale, ice scraper sale, bingo, atlas sale and pancake breakfast. Students could also be rented out to help with "chores". Other financial support came from individual business donations, HLV Music Booster donations, and funding from the HLV school.