By: Amy Oliveira (17)
In February 2017, Mr. Sand and Mr. Moger took 28 upperclassmen, myself included, to Belize. It was an unbelizeable experience, words can't describe how amazing it was.
We did activities that most people would only get once in a lifetime. Being able to get to know new people, room with your friends, and be able to just be in another country. We got to bring school supplies to a school that needs it and got to play with the kids who go there.
Over the course of the trip, students saw new animals in the zoo and in the wild as well. Students “snuba”ed (a mixture of snorkeling and scuba diving) and saw all the wildlife under the light blue water.
The 28 upperclassmen also saw Mayan Ruins and were able to see Guatemala from the highest ruin.
The food of Belize and their style of living was also new to the travelers. However, away from food and culture, students zip lined, went tubing, and jumped off cliffs.
Students saw Mr. Sand’s advice first hand, how he always says “If I have any advice to give you, its to travel, travel, travel.”
To just be able to have this experience with my friends is something I will never forget and I encourage all to go next year. Mr. Sand is taking kids to Costa Rica next year, if you have any questions, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org .