New York Senior Trip

Jacob Sears

As some of you know, there was recently a senior trip to New York. The trip included tons of fun activities such as seeing the Statue of Liberty, walking around Times Square, visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 9/11 Memorial, making an appearance on the Today Show live, a three hour bus tour, a few hours of shopping, and, for our last activity, a dinner cruise. The trip lasted for five days, and three of them were spent in New York.

Personally, I enjoyed the trip overall. The long trip throughout the night was probably the worst part. The seats were uncomfortable and cramped. But the bus ride was more than worth it. Upon arriving in New York we walked to Battery Park and rode a ferry across the water to see the Statue of Liberty. After that we took a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then we were off to the hotel. As fun as all of that was, my favorite part had to be the Broadway performance of The Phantom of the Opera. It was the greatest performance I’ve ever seen, and it in itself made the entire trip worth every second.

Nathan Isaac, a student who went on the trip, said, “It was good! I had a lot of fun! Though there were times when I felt rushed a little bit, for the most part it was really fun to see the city and have genuine New York experiences while doing it with all of my friends. As for the food, it was a different story. The places we ate at were mainly chain restaurants and they weren’t really good. So I don’t have a lot of good things to say about the food except for the vendor food. The vendors are amazing. The hot dogs and sausages were definitely on par.”

Olivia Mohr, another student who went on the trip, enjoyed herself a great deal. “The Broadway show was definitely my favorite part,” she said. “It was better than I ever could have imagined. The music and the set left me speechless. Visiting New York was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced, and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to visit and for the people I experienced it with. The culture is so diverse and unique and it was interesting and wonderful to be there experiencing it all.”

The trip was a long one but well worth it. Between the experience and the culture of the city, you come to look at the world with new perspective. There is such a unique culture there that it is hard to not be lost in thought and wonder for how everything flows so smoothly. For upcoming seniors, take advantage of this opportunity. This is an experience you’ll never forget.



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