“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step,” Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu stated.
Taking that first step is just what 36 seniors and four faculty members from Williamsburg High School did on March 3, as they traveled to New York City on a Croswell bus. For four days and three nights, students enjoyed the city and its history.
“Time Square was breath-taking!” said senior Dezeray Butts. “You’d get swallowed up whole if you didn’t watch out. The lights give off such a captivating glow. It was almost impossible to take it all in.”
For these seniors, New York seemed more than 12 hours away. It is a trip that many have not had the opportunity to take on their own.
Visiting the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Broadway, Wall Street and many other historic locations, students experienced the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
“Travel is such an important step in the learning process,” stated senior Advisor, Robyn Cooper. “Watching students experience the city is truly amazing. This is where real learning takes place.”
Senior, Sarah Wetzel said, “My favorite part of the senior trip to New York was getting to see The Lion King on Broadway. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen, and I’m so glad I got to see it with my class of 2013.”
It was a trip they will not soon forget.