LR senior class will head to San Diego
Last updated 11/30/2022 at 9:46am
Lake Roosevelt's senior class trip to San Diego got a thumbs up from the school board Monday night, a reward for hard work at fundraising.
"I have yet to see these kids not make goal," said class advisor Brandi Hansen. "They know what they want to do, and they're great at it."
Their big trip at the end of May will take them on a tour of the USS Midway for at least three hours, to a nearby amusement park, and to the San Diego Zoo.
The Midway is an aircraft carrier that was decommissioned in 1992 after 47 years and given to the city of San Diego.
Hansen said that following their recent Penny Auction the class of 2023 has about $21,000 in its fund, about 85% of what they need for the trip. Of their 43 members, 35 have signed up for adventure that will cost $700 each with a goal of covering meals and even a little shopping.
Hansen said many of the students haven't ever traveled very far.
She noted they still have several fund-raising efforts coming up: the halftime shots at basketball games, wrestling tournament concession stand, and their Superbowl time sales of chip dip, wings and more with a goals of selling $3,000 worth to top last year's $2,500.
Director Rich Black, a retired U.S. Navy captain familiar with San Diego, suggested considering adding SeaWorld to the itinerary if there is time.
The school board unanimously approved the trip.