Trip Schedule

Constituting America Winners’ Trip Schedule 

Latest Version As Of Sunday June 19 10:00pm  

Group Hotel:
Fairfield Inn and Suites
500 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Excellent Tours (Bus company)
Contact: Annie or Tee

Irish Channel Restaurant at Fairfield Inn & Suites
Sunday:11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday – Thursday:11:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday – Saturday:11:00 am – 3:00 am
(202) 216-0046

Tuesday, June 21: 

6:30 am Breakfast available for hotel guestsDCA Terminal map:

11:00 am Box lunches available at the hotel 

Staff Contact: Jeanette Kraynak: (202) 255-8685‬

11:45 am Winners & 1 accompanying parent board designated buses for the Capitol

Winners ride in the larger bus

Parents & guardians in the smaller bus

12:00 pm Both buses depart hotel for Capitol Tours 

12:15 pm Both buses arrive Capitol drop off at Garfield Circle, NW

NOTE:  Each group may have a different entry point into the Capitol

   Reconfirm entry point for tours as the Visitors Center

1:00 pm Capitol tours begin

On completion of your group tour please meet at the East front of the Capitol

(This is the side of the Capitol facing the Supreme Court)

2:30 pm Group Photo in front of Capitol After Capitol Tour 

Tour Guide will meet bus at the Peace Circle: Ron Krouse – 703-615-0289

2:45 pm Winners board big bus at the Peace Circle en route to Winner’s only activities 

3:15 pm Bus drops Eisenhower Executive Office (EEOB) Briefing Group

Note: group walks 2-3 blocks to SW gate of the White House


Winner’s Driving Monument Tour of DC w/ guide 

Note: This group will remain on the big bus for the tour

4:30 pm Jeanette arrives AT&T Forum to set up for check-in and meet catering

AT&T Forum

601 New Jersey Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Location contact: Joanne Rashbaum 202-213-1631

4:50 pm Large bus returns to White House to pick up EEOB group en route AT&T Forum

5:00 pm Small bus departs hotel with parents for AT&T Forum 

Staff POC: 

5:20 pm Parents arrive AT&T Forum

5:30 pm Big bus drops students at AT&T Forum after previous activities

5:30 pm Meet & Greet Reception

6:30 pm Program begins

7:15 pm Dinner is served 

8:30 pm Both buses return everyone to hotel 

Note: Please make sure to not to leave items on the bus overnight.

Wednesday, June 22

6:30 am Breakfast available for hotel guests

8:00 am Load large bus at hotel – Winners Only 

8:15 am Large bus Departs hotel for National Archives

8:45 am Large bus arrives National Archives 

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20408

Location contact: Maureen MacDonald 202-357-5194

Note: Use Special Events Entrance on Constitution Avenue, NW 

the entrance closest to 7th street, NW

9:00 am National Archives tour begins

9:45 am Small bus departs hotel with parents, en route Arlington National Cemetery

Staff contact: Karensue Hensley

10:10 am Small bus arrives Arlington National Cemetery 

Group will proceed through security en route to the Tomb of the Unknown 

Soldier for 11:15 ceremony

Note:  The walk from security to the Tomb is approximately 15 minutes

10:15 am Large bus departs National Archives en route Arlington National Cemetery

10:40 am Large bus arrives Arlington National Cemetery

11:00 am FYI Changing of the Guard, Tomb of the Unkown Soldier

11:15 am Constituting America Lays a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

12:00 pm Large bus departs Arlington National Cemetery with Essay, Film/PSA & Song 

Groups en route Mentor lunch locations 

12:00 pm STEM group to depart separately for Mentor lunch in Pentagon City

12:00 pm Small bus returns parents to hotel 

12:30 pm Karensue Hensley and Bob Moak will take the parents to lunch at restaurant near the 


Note:  Free time for parents while winners meet with mentors

STEM Group 

Mentor: Shane Tews cell  202-669-1200

Staff Lead: Elizabeth Pinkerton 202-285-9815

Lunch location:  Bonefish Grill 

   1101 S Joyce Street

  Arlington, VA 22202


Mentor experience location: Space Force, The Pentagon

SONG Group: 

Mentors: Brandon Vanderford ‭682-429-3949‬

   Moses Uvere 469-226-7282‬

Staff:  Isabella Cring: 954-673-6932

12:30pm Lunch location Capitol City Brewing

1100 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 

2:10 pm depart for LBJ School

2:30 pm Zoom with Songwriter Steve Dean at LBJ School 

Mentor: Steve Dean 

Location: 1110 New York Avenue, NW

                # 3934

                            Washington, DC 20005

                Phone: (202) 836-4252

    Location contact:   Bill Shute   c: 202-669-5176

3:30 pm depart for Pearl Street Warehouse

4:00pm Pearl Street Warehouse 

Mentor: Wil Gravatt 

33 Pearl Street, SW 20024

Film / PSAGroup: Micheal Flaherty: 310-867-4535

Mark Rogers: 202-330-8016

Trisha: 804-894-1480

Lunch location: 

McCormick & Schmick’s

1652 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007


2:30 pm Depart for Motion Picture Association of American

3:00 pm Motion Picture Association of American

1600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Location contact: Gail MacKinnon

5:00 pm Ford’s Theater

511 10th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004


Location contact: Jake Flack: Phone: (202) 434-9537;    240-893-6742

Location contact: Meredith Shatzer: (202) 434-9536


12:30 pm Lunch: KL Gates Conference Room
1601 K St NW # 1

Washington, DC 20006

Location Contact: Bridgett Bond: 202-628-1700

Dennis Stephens

Mentor Guest: Peter Roff 202-258-1138

2:30 pm Victims of Communism Museum

900 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Main: 202-629-2500

Location contact: Brittany Balmer 202-629-9500 ext. 406

4:00 pm Studio Tour TBD

5:15 pm Load big & small bus at the hotel 

Note: Film group will depart for Decatur House directly from Ford’s Theater

5:30 pm Both buses Depart hotel for Decatur House

6:15 pm Both buses Arrive Decatur House 

Decatur House Carriage House

1610 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

Location contact: Kennedy Moore: ‭202-218-4335‬

Guest Scholars:

Table #1: Horace Cooper (Film Winners: Gusinski, Larkin, Smith, Zheng, Hensley (2), Moak)

Table #1A: Libby Carty McNamee (Film Winners: Adu-Gyamfi, Chatman, Cring, Nabar, Onyeahialam, Akkermans, Chapter)

Table #2: Kara Rollins (STEM Winners) 

Table #3: John Vecchione (Essay & Speech Winners) 

Tabel #4: Nichole Wilson (Song Winners) 

8:30 pm Depart Decatur House – both buses 

Note:  Please make sure you did not leave anything on the bus.  

Please note we are checking out of the hotel prior to departure for Mount Vernon.

Thursday, June 23

6:30 am Breakfast available for hotel guests

7:00 am Check out of hotel rooms & load buses with all luggage

8:00 am Last call for luggage on the bus

8:05 am Depart hotel for Mount Vernon 

8:50 am Arrive Mount Vernon  


9:30 am Wreath-Laying Service at Washington’s Tomb

10:30 am Winners & assigned staff only–1st Mansion Tour Group  (two guides)

10:35 am Winners & assigned staff only–2nd Mansion Tour Group (two guides)

12:00 noon Winners Only–Washington’s Leadership Discussion with Dr. Peter Cressy with 

the George Washington Library (Smith Auditorium/Shops at Mount Vernon)

12:30 pm Everyone–Lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn (George Washington Room)

Location contact: Ashley Childs  703-799-6319

Anthony Cavallo 703-799-6310

2:00 pm Load buses

2:30 pm Depart Mount Vernon en route DCA

3:00 pm Arrive DCA