Students left on the afternoon of Sunday, April 4 for the annual freshman trip to Wilderness Adventures at Eagle Landing and returned on Monday.
“I have been looking forward to this for a while,” said Henry Lugar.
The trip was led by Upper School administrators Stephen Belderes, Amy Jackson and Leigh Ann Hamlin.
The goal of the freshman trip is for students to meet new people in their classes. Normally the trip goes in the fall right when school starts, but due to Covid, they could not go earlier this year.
Students took part in many activities such as zip lining, high ropes courses, and rock climbing. Wilderness adventures prepared all meals for students and chaperones.
During the rock climbing Tyler Bloomfeld and Christian Lang teamed up on the “Dangling Duo” which is where two people have to climb up horizontal poles stakes one above each other. The goal of the activity is to use teamwork to make and stand on the top rod.
The first time the two climbed up they took their time and went at a slow pace up. The two waited to go for a second time to try and improve their current time. They made it to the top pole in a Whopping two minutes and thirty seconds.
“My favorite activity of the whole trip was the Dangling Duo,” Bloomfield said.
Lang and Bloomfeld were not just good at the Dangling Duo but also made it to the top of the traditional rock wall faster than most.
“I will be looking forward to the same experience next year on the 10th-grade trip,” Lang said.
Dr. Alison Nordt ’88 returns to Fishburn Auditorium to speak about developing the NIRCam on the Webb Telescope
From a starry-eyed kid with dreams of going to space, to an opto-mechanical engineer developing a camera that can take pictures of the first stars and galaxies in the universe, Dr. Alison Nordt ’88 has accomplished what many can only imagine.