During Easter Break 2016, 50 members of the Freedom Middle School family traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York City for a weeklong educational tour. One of the highlights of the trip was a personal audience with the majority leader of the House of Representatives, our very own Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy talked with us about his path into politics and his role as majority leader in the House of Representatives. We then had a question and answer session where students brought up topics from the Supreme Court to the impending election. We were then guided on a private tour through his office, the Capitol, and the gallery. This was a wonderful experience for the students and parents to experience government up close.