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EVHS students off to Europe

Kelly Hagenah
Special to the Daily Students in Eagle Valley High School language arts teacher Jen Wrights class are soon jetting off to Europe. Along with chaperones, the students will spend 12 days in England, Scotland and Ireland soaking up culture and taking lots of photos.
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EAGLE – Some people spend their entire lives dreaming about going abroad. Some are actually lucky enough to make the trip. Well, luck may actually be a lady, or a young, language arts teacher. Jen Wright of Eagle Valley High School, along with 20 students and 13 chaperones, are set to embark on a journey to Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland in just a few days. “I am just so ready to go,” said Miranda Hicks, a sophomore. “I’m really looking forward to learning all about my heritage.” Wright has been taking students on trips like these for seven years.”I’m very excited about this group going,” she said. “To spend 12 days with them will be wonderful.” Wright, who considers herself very familiar with London, as well as traveling, has planned out the trip in great detail.The students will be seeing everything they have ever studied, and then some. During their two days in London, Wright and company will do walking tours, sightseeing, and of course, eat fish and chips. After London, the gang will head to Dublin, Ireland, to explore the city’s downtown, parks, colleges and cathedrals. Next, they jet to Scotland to check out Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Student Summer Forsyth said she has her eyes set on catching, or at least seeing, the Loch Ness Monster. So, what is the part of the trip these students are looking forward to most? According to Summer, it’s spending time with her mom. Along with a few of Wright’s friends, the other chaperones will include some happy and lucky EVHS students’ moms. “We get to go with our best friends, and our moms, who are also our best friends,” said junior Molly Crocker, “… and Ms. Wright! She is the best.”Mary Cochrane, also a junior said, “I’m ready to try new things. I’m ready for the experience.””They are going to be laughing the whole time,” Wright said. She also explained that the whole group that is going is very close; even the moms know each other. As the students sat around Wright’s room laughing and sharing their excitement, in walked Hanna Nelson, a graduating senior who has in years past been on Wright’s trips. With a tear in her eye she told them, “take every picture you can, and write things down. Just have fun. Remember, you are with your best friends, because next year you’ll all be leaving.”Vail, Colorado


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