By Rob Dotterer and Bob Watson
Both the Spanish and French clubs returned from their trips late Sunday, 4/13, and all of the students returned with many memories and an expanded knowledge of Spanish culture for the students in the Spanish club, and French culture for those in French club. Junior Anna Smith, who went with the Spanish club to New York City, may have put it best for all: “it was a blast.”
The French club returned from Quebec City with great stories to share. “It was really good,” said freshman Aoife McCaul, who said her favorite part was the tour of the city. “Our tour guides were awesome, they were really funny. The city was very pretty, and there were a lot of fun activities, like going to the mall and going to the top of the tallest building in the city,” she said. Freshman Alexandra Scibilia also had some great experiences; “it was awesome. My favorite part of the trip was trying all of the new food. I would really want to go again.” French club adviser Solace Amanquah said that the trip was very successful; “It went very well. The weather was nice, which gave us the opportunity to walk around the city instead of staying in the bus. The students participated in a historical play, like an improvised play. It was very funny.”
The Spanish club trip was also a great success. “It was fun and educational,” said freshman Zack Zapatero; “My favorite part was watching the Broadway show ‘Matilda,’ (because) the music was great. Having free time in Times Square was also great; we got to go around and buy whatever we wanted.” “I loved the trip,” said junior Lexi Hale; “My favorite part was being able to walk around NYC and explore all of the Spanish shops and restaurants. I didn’t realize how strong of a hispanic culture there was in NYC.” Junior Riley Hornstein also had a good time on the trip. “It was fun to be in NYC, but my favorite part was being able to share such a cool and unique experience with a lot of my close friends.” Spanish club adviser Maria DeJesus shared the feelings of Zapatero, Hale, and Hornstein. “The trip was a huge success. Everyone had a good time and got to speak a lot of Spanish with the people of the community. I would love to do the trip again next year,” she said.
If you want to join French club or Spanish club, contact Mme. Amanquah or Sra. DeJesus.