Bailey Jaronski and Talia Wolf
This year, seniors have been trying to redefine the senior trip from a day pass, such as last year’s trip to Tyler State Park, to an overnight adventure. This year the senior class has managed to seize the goal of traveling to a destination to celebrate graduation. The students will be traveling to the happiest place on Earth: Disney World. They will have the chance to visit any park they chose, visit a water park and explore all experiences Disney offers. Despite the 100-plus senior class size, only 41 are going on the trip, however the enthusiasm will by no means be limited.
The APEX Project that was installed here at New Hope for the graduating seniors will take lots of time, effort and work, therefore when the senior class trip comes along on June 2, the students will have definitely earned it.
Graduates on Tour in Kissimmee, Florida has worked with the senior class student government to design a trip that includes park hopper passes, group discounts, a three-night stay in Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, and unlimited magic.
The trip’s agenda:
Thursday, June 2: Depart from PHL to Orlando. Go to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort to meet up with Graduates on Tour tour guide. Students then chose between the two water parks: Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, then end the night with premium passes to Disney Quest in Disney Springs. Lastly: get a good night's sleep to get ready for the rest of the trip.
Friday: Students spend all day in the parks of their choosing with premium park hopper passes. This includes Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot.
Saturday: Same idea as Friday; students have complete freedom to choose what park(s) they venture into.
Sunday: AM check out & depart back to PHL
It has been a long process and student government officials have worked endlessly to ensure that this dream of celebrating graduation in Disney came true. They made and wish, along with hours of persuasion and work sheets, to make the class trip unforgettable.
“There were times when I did not think this trip was possible, but thanks to the amazing work of our class officers they made it happen,” said Senior Talia Wolf. “I am so thankful for their hard work and dedication that will give us all a magical trip to remember.”