By Samantha Hernandez
More than 60 music, art, drama and journalism students made their way to the Big Apple for Spring Break 2017.
The group departed April 6th and returned April 10th and was chaperoned by music teachers Sterling Jones and Hector Barrera, drama teachers Krista Flores and Christina Smith, art teachers Xierra Itayem and Mack Jackson, and journalism teacher Jackie Taylor, in addition to several parents.
The itinerary included attendance to two Broadway shows, Aladdin and Wicked, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, One World Observatory and cultural activities such as visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art and walking tours of the financial district and China Town.
Daniella Llanes, an 11th grader, shares one of her favorite trip memories, dinner at a restaurant in Little Italy called Puglia.
“It was the most fun I have yet to have on a trip. There was a lady singing songs and everyone got up to dance. There was even a part that she told us to stand on our seats and shake our napkins in the air! The room was lit up with happiness and laughter,” said Llanes.
Students like sophomore Oscar Ospina really enjoyed visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art as “visiting the Met was a time when we got to calm down from all the activities and enjoy looking at art.”
The trip was enjoyable for all and many students became closer with their classmates and teachers as was the case with senior Taylor Garcia. He described the trip as a “one of a lifetime experience!” His favorite part of the trip was “meeting new people and spending time with them. Everything was beautiful over there but it was definitely the people and the teachers that made the trip worth it!”
These students managed to experience the city that never sleeps in just a few days and come back home with fun filled unforgettable memories and friendships.