Campion seniors bonded as they explored the state of Texas including natural caves, SeaWorld, the beach, and many restaurants during the week-long senior class trip in April.
The students traveled in a rented coach bus over the first two days of the trip with a break in between where students got to go bowling and eat pizza and ice cream. They also got to hike and eat Mexican food at Mamacita’s restaurant the next day.
Once they settled in San Antonio, they divided into four groups to navigate the Riverwalk, shop at the mall, and eat a delicious lunch. “I really loved being with my friends in the riverwalk. It was fun goofing around, talking with my friends, taking pictures, and skating around with the guys. It was really peaceful and a nice small adventure,” said Jahir Marcenaro.
The next day, seniors visited the Natural Bridge Caverns where they maneuvered through a high-ropes course and a cave. The evening continued with jumping into the pond, playing some sports, and eating supper at the picnic.
Seniors went to SeaWorld on the last day in San Antonio. Brianna Bell reflected, “My favorite part of the trip was getting to watch the Orca show at SeaWorld. It was awesome getting to see them do tricks, while learning about how they survive in the wild.” After seniors made themselves hoarse on the crazy rollercoasters and were awed by cute sea animals, they filled their stomachs at a restaurant called Chopsticks Chinese Buffet.
Over the last two days before heading back to Colorado, they relaxed at the beach in Port Aransas. “I really enjoyed the last two days we spent at the beach,” Gabriel Barbosa commented. “The house we stayed at was really comfortable and I had fun with my friends playing ping pong, watching movies, and swimming in the pool.”
The night before the trip was over, seniors enjoyed their dinner at Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria and an evening walk on the beach. Nicole Alicea mentioned, “My favorite part about the trip would have to be the night stroll at the beach that was right after we went out for pizza. It was our last night to really get to do anything. Of course we had a choice to go or not, but I felt encouraged to just enjoy this last night. What made it so fun was that I got to have nice conversations and enjoy the people I was with. We went from running along the beach to collecting shells to screaming at crabs. It was a night I’ll never forget.”
The trip was a special time for seniors to strengthen their connections as graduation draws near. Noah Sturges explained, “Even though we live in the dorm together, going out on a trip and experiencing life together with our class helped us to bond and create memories.”
Airi Nomura, Student News Team