Students’ Hawaii trip comes to a close

Courtesy photos High school students from Nashua have completed their adventure in Hawaii.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii.

Day 10

Today was a day to chill and enjoy the hotel. Some more went zip lining, and on the eco-tour. Sadly, it is our last night. We are all sad, but I think everyone is just about ready. We did so much, everything from relaxing on the beach to swimming with sharks. This was by far the most amazing experience of my life.

Corita Chartier said this experience, “the coolest thing I have ever done.”

Hannah Swain said this experience, “eye-opening, and the best adventure I have ever done.”

Connor Monohan said this experience was “fantastic, I learned more than I could imagine.”

Drew Dunhom said this experience was “A one in a lifetime experience. I probably will never get to do this kind of thing ever again.”

Overall, everyone said that they learned so much, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience; and it truly was. Tomorrow, we leave, but luckily some of us get to swim with the dolphins in the morning.

Day 11

Unfortunately, it is our last day in Hawaii. Right now, we are getting ready to get on the plane to San Francisco. From there, we will head to Nashua.

This morning, we were able to swim with dolphins, while others went to the pool to try to get their final tans. Swimming with dolphins was unreal. They were so soft, and we learned a lot about marine life in general.

Maddie Sewade, a junior at Nashua South, was at dinner and broke all of our hearts when she said, “I don’t want to go home. Hawaii is home.”

We heard that there is a big snow storm the day we get back, so going from this beautiful warm weather to a foot of snow might be a little tough for us. However, we did so much. It’s time to go home.

Wrap up

I want to start off this last journal by saying, “thank you.” A huge thank you to The Telegraph for letting us tell you about our adventures. Thank you especially to our chaperones. Our chaperones planned this whole trip themselves. From food to shark cage diving, it was all of them. So a huge “thank you” to Mr. Anderson, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Gray, Ms. Yates, Ms. Hackett, Mr. Claffey, Ms. Towne-Welch, and Ms. Mandravelis.

I learned so much. It really does make a difference when you are not just in the classroom taking notes about a topic. I learned things I would have never known before. I also have a new appreciation for the ocean and what lives in it. While I was snorkeling I saw so many animals, from coral to sharks. They are all so beautiful, I would hate to somehow ruin their home.

Being a senior, this was an amazing way to kind of say goodbye to people I really care about. I was not really close with most people on this trip, but now I feel like we will always be throwing up shakas in the hallways at school. This trip really has changed me in some ways, and I know it has changed some of my classmates. Overall, this was an amazing experience being with all of my friends this far away from home. I learned more than I could imagine, and have become better friends with not only other students, but teachers, too.