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Brescia Honors Students Invited to Tour White House Days Before Election

Brescia University students have been invited to tour the White House on November 5th, just three days before the upcoming presidential election. The students are enrolled in a Social and Political Philosophy course taught by Dr. Allen Gehring and are a part of the Brescia University Honors College.

Brescia University’s Honors College is a program designed for incoming freshmen that have achieved exceptional academic standards in high school.

“This is a real honor for my class, and everyone is really excited.  A trip inside the White House is something that none of us will ever forget, but I think that going inside the White House just days before one of the most anticipated presidential elections ever will make our tour even more memorable,” stated Dr. Gehring.

Each year, students in the Honors College take special courses, and each course has a field trip associated with the theme of that class.  Students in Dr. Gehring’s course are studying a number of the topics that are being discussed in this year’s presidential election and debates.

“One of the reasons I decided to offer a course in Social and Political Philosophy involved the upcoming presidential election,” Dr. Gehring said. “I thought it would be good for our students to have a chance to think deeply about many of the political issues they hear about in a rigorous academic setting.”

The students in Dr. Gehring’s course will be in Washington from November 3rd to November 6th.  In addition to touring the White House, they will also be touring Congress where they will have the chance to enter the House Gallery and observe the House of Representatives.

They will also be visiting other iconic sites in Washington such as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.

“I am really looking forward to experiencing this trip with my classmates,” stated Allison Chappell,  a freshman from Owensboro, KY. “I am excited to be going to the White House during the excitement of the election and I am looking forward to the Lincoln Memorial, since his birthplace is located in Kentucky.”