by Mary Kate Bandstra / email@example.com
Seeing polar bears and flamingos at the zoo, overlooking the city from the top of the famous Gateway Arch, playing games and winning prizes at the Incredible Pizza Company, exploring the caves and tunnels of the City Museum, and seeking the thrills of roller coasters at Six Flags were some of the adventures that the 65 seniors experienced on their class trip to St. Louis. The class and their homeroom chaperones, history teacher Dan Vermeer, librarian Sheri Haveman, and Family and Consumer Science teacher Pamela Vande Voort, left early Thursday morning, April 25, and returned late Friday night. Battling through rain and sickness were some of the struggles of the trip, but overall, class bonding and an enjoyable time was had by all as seniors only have a few weeks with each other left. Haveman felt that the trip went extremely well. “The students were engaged everywhere we went. I was really impressed with the positive attitude and level of participation,” she said.