7th Annual “Freedom Through My Eyes”

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Freedom Through My Eyes - DC Trip

This March, the Lakers and Lakers Youth Foundation continued their tradition as “champions on the court and in the community” by sponsoring a trip to Washington DC for winners of the seventh annual Lakers “Freedom Through My Eyes” Art/Essay Contest. The contest was open to all Los Angeles County middle school students, and challenged the students to explore their thoughts about freedom by writing an essay and creating an original piece of artwork. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Chrizelle Soon, Agnes Mok, Gautam Rajan, Jairus Montgomery, and Duong Tran.

The trip’s highlights included tours to iconic national monuments like the White House, the Capitol Building, the National Archives and Arlington National Cemetery, as well as unique Washington DC attractions like the Newseum and International Spy Museum. Visit the Lakers Community Facebook page for photos of all the different sites the winners visited.

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The seventh annual Freedom Through My Eyes trip was a blast for all involved! The winners had a chance to see their nation’s grand monuments, learn about the nation’s history and view democracy in-action. Everyone brought back souvenirs, memories, and a greater perspective on all the challenges and sacrifices that are required to keep freedom alive.

Follow and like @LakersCommunity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see all of the places the winners get to visit on their 5 day 4 night trip to Washington DC!

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6th Annual "Freedom Through My Eyes" Trip

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