By Hannah Nicholson, staff writer
The students of the Saegertown Spanish class have never taken an international field trip, but the Spanish Club is planning a trip to Costa Rica for June of 2018. Students will be staying in this Spanish speaking country for a total of five days, according to adviser Ms. Nova Dinsmore, who is organizing the trip.
“It is very exciting,” said Dinsmore. While students are in Costa Rica, they have a variety of activities on their agenda including ziplining through the rainforest, visiting an in-session school, sightseeing at the La Fortuna Falls and Alajuela volcano, swimming in hot springs,and touring the Rincon National Park. This is a district-wide trip, so Maplewood and Cambridge students will participate.
To finance the trip, students will have multiple fundraisers including a lawn sale, golf tournament, selling Miller’s sub sandwiches, and selling pies, which has already been done. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of next years Spanish classes can be part of this first trip, but a few seniors of next year will be going, including Spanish Club Officer Olivia Hoffman.
“I think it’s going to be awesome,” Hoffman said. There are plans to make the trip every two years. There will be a parent information meeting in the Saegertown High School library on January 24 at 6:30 p.m. There is also another field trip that will be happening this year on May 11 to the Gateway Clipper Tango Dinner Dance. The Gateway Clipper field trip has been held in years past and will continue to be an annual field trip for Spanish Club members.