Iao Principal Elizabeth Ayson will serve as spokesperson for the team during the travels to Washington and New York City.
"It's unique.It's a one-time opportunity and it will never happen again," she
While all of the 300 or so 7th-graders at Iao
have been taught the peace song in Hawaii, approximately 50 volunteered to record the song on tape at Ryder's invitation.
The Sept. 11 trip was also opened to all the 7th-graders, but only 40 or so so have signed on to go - which requires that they participate in fund-raisers.Ryder said many of the students and their families mentioned concern over safety and the possibility of another terrorist attack.
"I understand it, but life is life.