On March 11th, fourteen Windsor High School world language and theater students boarded a bus for the five-hour ride to New York City. The next three days were a whirlwind of museums, restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. Wednesday’s itinerary included a Latin dance lesson, a tour of the Modern Museum of Art, and the Rockefeller Center. Unseasonably warm temperatures made for a beautiful experience at the top of the Rock. Thursday began bright and early, with a ferry ride to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, followed by a huge three course Mexican lunch, a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and our last stop of the evening at a Broadway show. An incredible performance, Les Miserablés was the highlight of the trip for many of the students. Friday completed the trip with a tour of the United Nations and a chance to eat lunch and explore Times Square. We had scoped out the map ahead of time and found the best restaurants, complete with an Indian buffet and street vendors. Coming from a small high school and community, many of the students had never been to New York City before, so the trip was a first time experience. This adventure gave us the opportunity to step out of our comfort zones, have new cultural experiences, and grow closer as a group. We mutually agreed that the trip was over too soon, but have gained the confidence to return for more exploring.
Abby Millard, Class of 2015