Last week the sophomores got to experience learning about biology in Moab for five days, with the Santanas’ and other staff. During this week their schedule was filled with various activities such as hiking, swimming and exploring.
Ruth states, “Moab was absolutely fantastic! We did a whole lot of hiking which was really fun, yet tiring.”
On the first day the sophomores set up camp and spent the rest of the day rafting. The next day was more focused on identifying different kinds of flowers and plants, while hiking in nature.
Ruth adds “The next day we went to a delicate arch and trekked along several paths gaining many blisters along the way. We also went to Faux Falls on one of the days. On Saturday some of us went on a sunrise hike which was quite a sight to experience.”
This year’s sophomore’s class was the first one to experience this trip since 2019 due to COVID. Ariana says, “I’m really glad I went to Moab with the sophomores. It was a great bonding experience that I’m glad I didn’t miss out on. We had fun having water fights in the rafts and playing endless card games. We hiked so much and it was fun to see Mr. Kast beat everyone up the trail jogging half the time.”
Besides the great number of activities the sophomores had planned, they got a chance to get closer together as a class and create a lot of memories.“I have been waiting since freshman year to go to Moab. Honestly I was kind of nervous to go because I didn’t know what to expect.” Explained Natanya.
“Once I got to Moab it was literally magical. I had so much fun with my whole class. It was truly a bounding experience our class really needed. Seeing the sunsets and sunrises on the arches was so beautiful. Camping in tents and staying up late at night was definitely the best. From exhausting hikes to eating s’mores on Saturday night, I couldn’t have made better memories with my friends and classmates.”
Elizabeth Jurackova, Student News Team