In an effort to raise funds so that all Mount Gilead Middle School students can attend the class trip to Washington DC, principal Jon Grega and staff have created a GoFundMe page for community contributions.

This year the school is scheduled to head to nation’s capitol Oct. 25-28.

“Our school takes a trip to Washington, D.C. every two years,” Grega said at last night’s board of education meeting. “Though most families struggle to meet the costs of the trip, there are a few families that really try and fall short of the expected amount.”

The individual student fee for the three day event is $600. Donations to the GoFundMe page go toward covering the difference for students who are unable to make the payment.

For those interested, the school’s donation drive can be accessed here.