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Class of 2022: Friendships, Faculty will be Missed

By Norah Kelley, ’24

Staff Writer

Graduating from high school means going in a different direction from the people and friends that you have grown up with. It can be a scary step, but HHS seniors are excited for new opportunities. While they start planning for the next chapter of their lives, many are going to miss their high school experience, and the memories they have made will remain throughout their lives. 

Most of all, the Class of 2022 is going to miss being with their friends every day. 

“It’s easy to make friends when we’re all required to be at the same place,” said Anna Bucchianeri. “I think sometimes we take this for granted.”

Emma Talbot called it “the sense of home.” Jordan Kennedy said it’s “feeling like you know everybody even if you aren’t friends with them.”

Michael Losordo will always remember “having lunch with my best friends and joking around the table.”

Seniors will not only miss the friendships from within their class, they have also built strong bonds with younger students through sports, music, and all the clubs offered at HHS.  

“I will miss my underclassman friends and the community that the music wing provides,” said Karen Bell. 

Joe Campo echoed that. “Going to the band room before and after school was a notable part of my day because there was always someone in there to start a conversation with,” he said. “Now, whether they were supposed to be in another class during that time, I don’t know, but if I had a study, the band room was the place I’d go.”

For Bella Kelley, camaraderie and comfort came from the Unified Sports Team, which she participated in since freshman year. “This was my absolute favorite part of high school and I love all the friendships and memories I have made,” she said.

Preston Miller will miss the rugby team most of all. Ray Tschudy has great memories from cross country and track, and attending home games for other sports. 

Many students will miss the influential teachers they had in their four years at HHS. Abby Jones and Jack O’Callaghan called their teachers “amazing.” Dan Leskow said his were “incredible” and “helped me get where I am today.” Nora Dailey, Jack Rynning and Robbie Barrett singled out Mrs. “Momma” Pereira for having a big impact on their lives.

In addition to the teachers, class president Jamie Parry said what he’ll miss most about HHS is “the cookies.”

Whatever their plans are after graduation, the Class of 2022 will carry their experience and memories with them. The halls of HHS will definitely not be the same without them.

Class of 2022: World of Possibilities Awaits

By Paulina Leskow, ’24

Staff Writer

As the school year comes to an end, the members of the Class of 2022 are preparing for their future. After four years of assignments, a set bell schedule, gym classes and cafeteria lunches, seniors are looking forward to the next phase of their lives.

The majority of seniors who responded to The Hawk’s survey will be heading to college to explore their passions and prepare for careers. 

Class President Cara Jenkins will study biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She hopes to get a job in the biotechnology field and “work with others to find solutions for health issues such as cancers and other diseases.” 

Cara is among several students who said they plan to enter health-related fields. Jordan Kennedy will attend Temple University to study biochemistry. Molly McGlame will major in biology and continue her soccer career at St. John’s University. Gianna Rizzo is heading to the University of Tennessee’s nursing program.

Multiple graduates plan to pursue psychology in college, including Rose Giordani at Salve Regina University, Tiana Wakefield at Holy Cross, Nora Dailey at Arizona State, Karen Bell at the University of Rhode Island and Olivia Cuesta. Anna Bucchianeri is going to Emmanuel College to major in Developmental Psychology and Speech Communications. She wants to be a child psychologist, conduct research, and hopefully help to reform DCF and CPS. “I want to fight for the rights of children and help as many people as possible,” Anna said.

Many students want to explore STEM fields. Brayden Scott will study applied physics at Trevecca Nazarene College in Tennessee. McKenzie Bottomley will attend Clemson to study math. Carsten Schwarz will pursue computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as will Jamie Parry at Georgia Tech. Daniel Leskow will study mechanical engineering at The University of Florida, as will John Kenney at the University of Tennessee. Jackson Coughlin, famous for getting his 3D printed gliders stuck in the library and cafeteria ceilings is heading to Wentworth Institute of Technology. Joe Campo wants to study   computer engineering at Clarkson University. Lauren Casey hopes to be a marine mammal specialist. Vincent Castildini will enroll in Mass Bay’s automotive technology program. Sean Freel is going straight to the workforce, hoping to enter the electricians’ union.

Business is also popular with seniors who responded to our survey. Ben Manning will study marketing at Stonehill College, as will Sean Coughlin at the University of Tennessee. Carter Zielinski will attend the Boston College Carroll School of Management for business analytics. Cole Gannon and David Mitchell plan to major in Economics at UMass-Amherst. Jack Rynning is heading to High Point University for business. Michael Losordo will major in finance and minor in business analytics at The Catholic University of America. Robbie Barrett will study finance at Bryant University. 

Some students will explore their more creative sides. Michael Greene, the Hawk’s staff cartoonist, will be attending Tufts University to study studio art and animation. He plans to explore film and media studies with English as well. The class salutatorian, Michael said he’s “very honored to be attending this school with such an amazing community.” Cullen Gardner plans to study photography at Emmanuel University. Willow DiGravio will pursue interior design at Coastal Carolina.

A couple of students said they hoped to become teachers. Abby Jones will attend Bridgewater State University as a secondary education major. Bridget Sellon will join her at BSU to study elementary education and art.

A good portion of seniors who replied to our survey will head to college but are still undecided about what they hope to pursue. It’s a good reminder that these years are a time of exploration and possibility.

“I’m unsure, hopefully living though,” said Jason Naughton. “Jokes aside, I do hope to stay in touch with my friends, and get some sort of job that I can live off of.”

We wish all that, and so much more, for the Class of 2022. Good luck on your future endeavors!

Class of 2022: Looking Back at the Highlight Reel

By Abby Van Duyn, ’24

Staff Writer

As seniors near the end of their high school careers, they can’t help but look back on the memories they’ve made. Friends, sports, teachers and class trips are among the highlights named by students who responded to The Hawk’s Class of 2022 survey.

Spirit Week stands out for Bridget Sellon and Jack Johnston. Abby Jones added that last fall’s pep rally out on the turf was one of her favorite memories.

For Molly McGlame, it’s “any school dance or sporting events. I love having these memories of being with my grade and school.” 

Anna Bucchianeri will never forget “the family we have created in the music department.” Several students in band, chorus and drama echoed the sentiment, with Joe Campo saying he “enjoyed every minute of it.” Zach Lawit loved playing with the band at football games, and both he and Carsten Schwarz have great memories of the band’s trip to Williamsburg, Va. For Lauren Casey, Karen Bell and Rose Giordani, the best memories came from Drama Club.

Sports offered many highlights, especially the boys hockey state championship at TD Garden. Lauren Salvas loved her two years on varsity volleyball, and teammate Emma Talbot called senior night “very meaningful.” Reilly Laubenstein will treasure her swim and cross country seasons, as will Gianna Rizzo with soccer. Willow DiGravio cited cheerleading senior night as her favorite memory. Michael Losordo loved “taking the bus to sporting events, specifically baseball, with a huge speaker and snacks for the team.” Jack Rynning is proud of winning the Patriot League in golf his sophomore year.

Classes and teachers were the best memories of some students. Breanna Thomas loved her Partnership in Art classes, and Preston Miller cited his freshman Ceramics 1 class. For Jackson Coughlin, it was engineering. Ben Manning will never forget AP World History, with “Mr. Perry walking in saying ‘Me and Ben are royalists’ and talking with me about The Crown.

Some students will never forget how the pandemic impacted high school. Caden Chadwick loved “reading outside during COVID times.” Nora Dailey will remember “online school at home.” For others, the easing of restrictions, including the hybrid schedule, was their favorite thing. “The end of the 2020-2021 school year just had a fun vibe as people were finally able to be back together and spend time outside in the nice weather,” said Brayden Scott. 

Field trips also stood out. For Dan Leskow, it was the Peru trip during February vacation. Gillian Mastrocola loved her French class trip to Quebec. Duncan MacDougall enjoyed the senior trip to Harvard Square. 

Allie Fiske’s highlight was unique. It was “when I brought my chicken in,” she said.

Some students couldn’t pick just one thing. “It was literally every day I got to spend with my friends,” said Cullen Gardner said. Jack O’Callaghan will never forget the “lots of good laughs.”

Class of 2022: Life Lessons From COVID

By Grace Van Duyn, ’22

Staff Writer

Looking back on the last four years, it is fair to say that our class did not have a typical high school experience. We all had no idea how much COVID would impact our lives, and for how long. With our sophomore, junior, and senior years affected by the virus, The Hawk asked students to reflect on the experience of living through a pandemic. 

“I learned to be more self-sufficient and independent,” said Gillian Mastrocola. “I became more adaptable and improved my ability to teach myself difficult topics, and I spent more time with my family and improved my mental health.” 

Many of us made similar self-discoveries, like Vincent Castaldini, who said, “I learned who I was as a person from the time we missed (in school).” Emma Talbot gained a “sense of independence and started doing things for myself, not others.” Anna Bucchianeri “learned not to doubt myself and that I could be strong.” Bella Kelley felt “the pandemic put into perspective what is important to me.”

Some students found the pandemic – with remote school, hybrid schedules and online classes – made them better students.

“COVID taught me a lot of time management skills that got me to set my own deadlines and stay on top of my work,” said Ben Manning. Duncan MacDougall is “now able to learn better over a Zoom call and with weekly deadlines instead of daily ones.” Bridget Sellon learned “to divide and conquer my work.”

For Cara Jenkins, COVID “showed us that we are able to adapt to new situations. Although it created many issues,” she said, “we were able to look for the positives and use the time for other things, such as families and hobbies.”

Hobbies picked up by the class included friendship bracelets for McKenzie Bottomley and skateboarding for Rose Giordani. Jamie Parry built a boat. Lauren Salvas “took the time to do things I love at home.”

Many students credit the pandemic for giving them more time with, and appreciation for, friends and family. “It made me realize the importance of spending time with others,” said Michael Greene. “I learned to better appreciate my family,” said Caden Chadwick.

Fitness was a coping mechanism for some students. Pat Callow started working out daily during the pandemic, saying “I learned that  not everything is a guarantee.” Carter Zielinski felt COVID “showed me how important staying active and exercising is for mental health.” Jack O’Callaghan focused on “keeping extra healthy and keeping busy.”

One of the greatest themes among our experiences was learning to appreciate what we have. “Don’t take anything for granted,” said Lauren Casey. “You never know when 

you may lose it.” Nieve Rowlette added that we should “live in the moment and be happy for what is to come.” 

COVID “made me realize how much I take time for granted,” said Preston Miller. “I always used to complain about not having enough free time, and quarantine gave me more free time than I’d ever had and I still felt like I was wasting it.”

Molly McGlame found that after remote school, she was grateful when classes resumed in person. “As much as school can be dreadful sometimes, we are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful building to come to every day to see everyone and interact with our great students and staff.”

This pandemic has definitely been a struggle for all of us, but it also showed us how resilient we can be. No matter how big or small our accomplishments have been at HHS, we should give ourselves extra credit for them during this difficult time. COVID has shown us that we can manage challenging times, and that we can sometimes even turn them into something positive.   

“Things may get hard,” Tiana Wakefield summed up, “but there is a way through it.”

Class of 2022: Parting Words

By Caris Mann, ’22

Staff Writer

Four years at Hanover High School have gone by in a blink of an eye. It wasn’t too long ago that the Class of 2022 first walked into the school as freshmen, not sure what to expect. We have learned so much since then and now it is our turn to pass on advice. Here is what the senior class has to offer:

“Don’t be afraid to get involved. Time really does go by so fast, and you don’t want to end up as a senior wishing you did more during your high school career. I’m so glad that I did so much because not only do I have some really great memories, but I have even greater  friends.”- Anna Bucchianeri

“I would advise that the younger students try to get out of their comfort zone as much as possible and to try new things. A lot of kids might worry about being judged or having something turn out poorly, but now is a perfect opportunity to try things.”- Cara Jenkins

“Enjoy your time. One grade isn’t worth stressing over. Balance time between friends and school.” – Carter Zielinski

“Be yourself and put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to be loud and obnoxious. Who cares what others think? Be you and that’s all you need at the end of the day”- Cullen Gardner

“I wish I had known that my freshman GPA mattered more than I thought, maybe I would have tried a little harder.”- Duncan MacDougall

“Don’t take anything for granted because when people say it flies by it actually does.” -Gianna Rizzo

“Don’t spend so much time worrying about homework and grades. Give yourself some time to enjoy high school.”- Jamie Parry

“Get involved as much as you can. Whether it is sports, clubs, volunteer work or extracurricular fun activities, get involved. You make great memories that you’ll remember for years.”- Lauren Salvas

“Keep room for passion within the school work”- Jackson Coughlin

“…Try and enjoy more of the simple moments. It can be very easy to be consumed in being a perfectionist with grades, but I learned that the relationships that I made with my friends and teachers are so much more important in the long term.” -Michael Greene

“Take your classes seriously, but enjoy your time in them; have fun and take the time to appreciate the little things that make your experience great.”- Michael Losordo

“Success is not handed to you. Work for what you want to accomplish in your career.”- Robbie Barrett

Student Club Spreads Easter Cheer

By Ashley Stracco, ’24

Contributor

Have you ever wanted to give back to the community, but you just did not know how? The Outreach Club found a way. They made it their goal to spread as much Easter cheer and love to the community as possible, by acting as assistants to the Easter Bunny. This past weeked, members of the club, along with some friends from other schools, put together 43 Easter baskets for children in Friends of the Homeless shelters and for the Hanover Food Pantry. In addition, they created 100 Easter treat bags for senior citizens in need.

The Outreach Club previously completed a Valentine’s Day service project for the Hanover Senior Center, in which they made 100 treat packages full of candy, gift cards, and essential items. Those involved say the project made them feel like they were making a difference, and they wanted to get further involved, so they volunteered to help with the latest endeavor. 

The Easter project involved a great deal of organization, effort, and generosity. Supplies were very costly, and the club raised more than $2,000 from the community, which led to the project’s great success.

Hanover students who helped with this project include Ashley Stracco, ’24, founder and president of the Outreach Club; Brody Leibfarth, ’24, vice president of the club; Baylor Speckmann, ’24, treasurer of the club; Nunzio Minasi, ’24; Caden Fly, ’24; Thomas Perkins, ’25; Trevor Leibfarth, eighth grade and Chris Stracco, fourth grade. Students from other schools included Jack Faggiano, a junior from St. Sebastian’s; Anna Sheppard and Gabby Bethony, sophomores from Notre Dame Academy; Ciara Leonard, a freshman from South Shore Tech; Finn O’Gara, a junior from Marshfield; and Tommy Scully, a freshman from Norwell.

Hundreds of people benefited from this project, including the volunteers.

“It’s always great to help out those less fortunate than I am,” O’Gara said. “I was lucky enough to be blessed with friends and family in my life so I wanted to help out. It is truly humbling to make a difference in so many people’s lives.”

Brody Leibfarth, vice president of the club, was a great help to the project, which he said have been very rewarding.

“They make me a better person,” he said. “I’ve made so many great friends by doing these projects, and I truly have fun while helping the community at the same time.”                       

Treasurer of the Outreach Club, Baylor Speckmann, said he’s inspired by how the community comes together for these projects.

“It amazes me how many great people there are that donate their time, money, and effort into creating a better community for all,” he said. “It inspires me to try to be the best person I can and try to do my part as a citizen.”

Participating in projects like this is a great way to earn community service hours, and club members are already thinking about their next event. New members are always welcome, as helping the community truly has more benefits than you can imagine. If you would like to donate to, or participate in,  future projects, please email astracco24@hanoverstudents.org.

Drama Club Shines at METG Festival

The Hawk Staff

The HHS Drama Club received rave reviews for its performance in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Drama Festival at Duxbury High School on March 19. Presenting the one-act play Badger by Don Zolidis, the cast and crew performed brilliantly with individual awards going to stage manager Karen Bell, actors Ben Manning and Morgan Gentile, choreographer Callia Gilligan and musical composer Jacob Asnes. While the show will not be moving to the next round, the cast and crew did a fantastic job representing HHS.

the 2022 METG logo designed by Jashia Sikder of Brockton High School

The METG Drama Festival is an annual theatrical competition. Schools gather together and each presents a 40-minute one-act piece, with just 5 minutes to put together and strike, or take down, their sets. At the end of the day, each play is scored and three winners are named. Drama Festival is a wonderful and exciting day, an event that HHS Drama annually participates in. 

In the past, HHS has presented shows such as The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter, an over-the-top comedy. In 2019, the club advanced to the semi-finals with its production of At the Bottom of Lake Missoula. Last year, due to the pandemic, the festival was moved to a virtual presentation. Hanover still participated with 4 A.M. by Johnathon Dorf, submitting a video of the performance. 

This year’s play Badger focused on four women working in a munitions factory during World War II and the challenges they faced as women in the workforce. It is both a heartbreaking and uplifting story that paints a strong picture of the hardships of domestic life during the war. 

The cast was led by Sammy Burke (‘22) as Rose, Gentile (‘22) as Irene, Lauren Casey (‘22) as Grace, and Caris Mann (‘22) as Barbara. Manning (‘22) played Tim, another factory worker who takes an interest in Rose, and Rose Giordani (‘22) played Barbara’s husband, John, who is overseas fighting. The Chorus included Erin Shea (‘23), Kendall Sherwood (‘22), Mary Longueil (‘22), Paulina Leskow (‘24), Addy Potter (‘24), Bella MacDonald (‘24) and Kaya Biunculli (‘23). The Chorus is the backbone of the show, taking on various characters and roles within the factory. 

Rehearsals began before the fall musical was even complete, under the direction of Mr. Fahey and the stage management of Bell (‘22) and Paulina Leskow (‘24). Asnes (’25) composed original music for the play. A performance for the HHS community on March 17 served as a final rehearsal before competition.

A New Epidemic Strikes Seniors

By Callia Gilligan, ’22

Staff Writer

As winter rolls into spring here at Hanover High School, the mysterious disease known as “Senioritis” has officially fallen upon the Class of 2022. 

Scientists are unsure if Senioritis is a virus or infection, but common symptoms are lack of motivation, fallen grades, tiredness, and overall apathy for all things school-related. Usually, Senioritis falls around the spring and has been known to only increase in symptoms as Graduation comes closer. 

Senioritis can manifest in different ways. 

Tiana Wakefield said that she suffers most from a lack of motivation. “I can’t bring myself to do work anymore, and I think that’s everyone too.”

McKenzie Bottomley doubted the existence of the sickness when she was an underclassman, but now says, “Senioritis is real, I’m literally just staring at this paper right now. I literally can’t bring myself to even read my notes.”

Jack Dolan couldn’t even give me a quote because “that’s how little I care right now.” 

Even the projected valedictorian and class brainiac, Bella Kelley, has taken ill. “I feel like I’m feeling it,” she said. “I feel like I’m still keeping up with all my classes but we’re definitely getting closer to the end.” 

Senioritis, interestingly, seems to be in direct conflict with the work of teachers, who have frustratingly taken notice of the widespread symptoms plaguing the Class of 2022. 

“Late. Absent. Tardy. Missing. Is there anything else to say?” Mrs. Curtis stated. “Senioritis”

Mrs. Galotti noted in her sixth-period Calculus class that the disease was “definitely affecting this class” but stopped to tell talking students to “do some math.” She added, “this is not my favorite time of year.”

Even teachers who do not teach seniors like Mr. Perry said, “From what I’ve heard, Senioritis is a problem. It seems to start earlier every year.” 

Clearly many teachers are frustrated by the yearly apathy that strikes the Senior Class but some aren’t too concerned. 

“I think we should wait nine or so weeks and it will all blow over,” said Mr. Henderson. Coincidentally, in nine weeks, the seniors are done with school. 

https://www.metroparent.com/education/school-issues/symptoms-cures-senioritis-high-school-seniors/

Many are connecting the Senioritis plaguing the high school to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

“I’ve had senioritis since COVID started,” said Emma Talbot. 

Could Senioritis really be pandemic fatigue? Mr.Fahey doesn’t think so. “Senioritis is a disease that gets contracted by students the very first year they come to high school and meet their first senior,” he said.

If you find yourself feeling ill with Senioritis, doctors recommend prioritizing assignments that you might actually like, so you can bring some enjoyment back into your schoolwork.  If you feel yourself still struggling with motivation, doctors also recommend reminding yourself that colleges can revoke your offer of admission if you fail your classes. If even this doesn’t work, you should cut your losses and enjoy your nap. 

With college applications completed, Graduation looming on the horizon, and the weather warming up, can you really blame seniors for wanting to take a break? As Mr.Fahey put it, “Senioritis is earned.” Seniors have worked hard to get to this point, so as long as we keep up the good work (or at least some work), we deserve to slow down and enjoy this last stretch of our high school career. 

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HHS Group Takes Long-Delayed Trip of a Lifetime

By Paulina Leskow, ’24

Staff Writer

After a year of delay due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, a group of Hanover High School students finally got to take the trip of a lifetime: visiting the mysteries and wonders of Peru. Led by Spanish teachers Mrs. Gately and Mrs. Aborn, seven other students and I were able to experience the extraordinary Lima, the mountainous Cusco, and the mesmerizing Machu Picchu. 

The trip began February 18th, with some unfortunate mishaps. The plane from Boston to Miami, which would connect us to a flight from Miami to Lima, broke down before taking off, so we were all forced to deplane until it was fixed. This delay, which was expected to last about two hours, lasted 11 hours! We used that time to walk around the airport and buy snacks and beverages. Mrs. Gately and Mrs. Aborn remained calm through it all, figuring out how to get a new flight to Lima once we eventually arrived in Miami. 

At the gate for the flight to Lima, Peru

Once we landed in Miami, we had dinner in the airport since there were four more hours until the new flight to Lima. When we made our  way to the check in gate, we discovered another problem: the Boston airline messed up the tickets and ended up not buying all the necessary seats for the upcoming flight. After another 45 minutes trying to figure out ticketing, we were finally set and had to run to the gate, just barely catching the flight to Lima at 1 in the morning. 

After 27 hours in various airports, we finally met up with Boris, our tour guide, and arrived at the Lima hotel about an hour before our first tour. When we thought nothing else could go wrong, it was revealed that our checked luggage was stuck in Miami and would not arrive for another two days!

Despite all of the travel struggles, we were ready to enjoy our trip. During a guided tour of Lima, we were fascinated by the beautiful museums, catacombs (containing the bones of Fransisco Pizarro among others), and the President’s house, which was so close to other buildings that it didn’t even seem like his house.

Senior Daniel Leskow in front of the Presidential House, home of Pedro Castillo (current President of Peru)

The people indigenous to Lima are very friendly, however they did as much as they could to make the travelers buy their products. Although that seems a little stressful, the crafts and other items were fascinating and the people were very willing to negotiate. Overall, Lima is a beautiful place filled with rich Peruvian culture. 

The next day, we took a flight to the wondrous mountains of Cusco, where luggage was waiting for all but two members of the group. Cusco has an elevation of 11,000 feet so many can suffer high altitude sickness. Mrs. Gately and I were among the unlucky ones, forced to miss a day of the tour but fully recovered the next day. During our two days in Cusco, we hiked some of the beautiful mountains, explored the ancient ruins of Incan Civilization, and ate some of the best meals we’ve ever had (including the famous sweet Chicha Morada beverage). At one marketplace we visited, the local people were so happy to see tourists that they invited us to join in a traditional Peruvian dance. It was so much fun singing and dancing with them.

New friends at the marketplace in Cusco

Next, the group boarded a train to our final destination and the climax of our journey: Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The train took about two hours and followed along a river and through incredible mountains. We were fascinated by the views we had from the glass ceilings of the train.

Señora Aborn smiling at the top of Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu is a beautiful village, and it takes a 20 minute bus ride to reach the Incan ruins. The route consists of many twists and turns all along the mountainside. Once the bus reached the top of the mountain, we were in awe at the gorgeous scenery of Machu Picchu. This was my favorite part of the trip.

After a day exploring the ruins, which date to the 15th century, we took a train and flight back to Lima for our trip home. Our final night consisted of one last dinner and dessert, a workout at the gym, card games, and lots and lots of packing, trying to fit all their souvenirs in the luggage. 

The flight home went pretty smoothly, at least better than the trip to Lima. Although we were happy to come home to our families, all of us wished that we could have stayed in Peru just a bit longer.

Señora Gately with a local vendor at a Cusco marketplace

“Peru was more than just a vacation for me – it was an adventure, a check off my bucket list and the trip of a lifetime,” said Mrs. Gately. “I was not only awed by the truly magnificent beauty of the Andes Mountains and its surroundings but also the mathematical and engineering geniuses that were the Incan people.”

Dan Leskow, a senior, said his favorite part of the trip was visiting Machu Picchu. “I was just in awe of how incredible it was,” he said. “I was additionally thrilled to be able to try unique Peruvian foods such as Ceviche, alpaca meat, and of course Cuy (Guinea Pig). It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.”

Senior Andrew Corbo created a video of the experience using some of the hundreds of pictures he and the other travelers took.

This really was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Thank you to everyone who made this trip so wonderful and memorable. It is an experience I will never forget.

Seniors Andrew Corbo, Ray Tschudy, Dan Leskow and Sophomore Paulina Leskow in front of the LIMA sign.