|Reflections from OHS students on the Senior Trip
|LIZ CARTER: The senior trip was an unforgettable experience. From Gettysburg to The Big Apple I made memories that will last a life time. My favorite parts of the trip were Wicked and the Tomb of the Unknowns. I was honored to be a part of the wreath laying ceremony. Thanks to everyone who made this amazing trip possible.
MEGAN ROSS: My experience on the senior trip was awesome. So many memories were made with so many different people. My favorite part was the experience of New York City, the big city and seeing a whole different life.
KATIE STAHR: My senior trip experience was incredible. From seeing the Capitol at night to paying our respects to the victims of 9/11, it was unforgettable. I got to know a lot of my classmates better. My favorite parts on this trip were Wicked, Arlington National Cemetery and the 9/11 Memorial.
KARA CARUSO: My senior trip was a lot of fun. I had a lot of new experiences that will help me in the future. I learned a lot and will remember this week for the rest of my life. My favorite thing we did was Wicked. It was amazing. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this trip possible.
NIC OLERICH: My trip was amazing. I had a great time. It was a once in a lifetime experience. My favorite parts were Washington, D. C. and Gettysburg.
NATE DESHONG: The trip was an incredible experience. The most interesting to me was New York City, Chinatown. It was a whole different world. Thank you to anyone who helped make this trip possible.
IAN MEISTER: The trip was awesome and it was a once in a lifetime experience. My favorite part was Washington, D.C. because of all the fun stuff we did there.
JORDON JESSEN: It was truly a life changing experience. I saw things that I wouldn't have otherwise. I got to befriend new people and see a lot of places. I wish I could go back someday.
MICHELLE ANDERSON: This trip was amazing to me. I made some new friends and realized who really had my back, and took great care of me. My favorite part was going to New York City and getting to experience a different life style. I loved it!
MICAH GUSTASON: The senior trip really was an amazing experience. It was so much fun and I made a lot of unforgettable memories. We got to see a lot of our nation's history and experience what life is like in a big city. My favorite part was going to Wicked and seeing New York City at night. This was an amazing trip that I will never forget.
GABE SUMMERHAYS: Breathtaking, inspiring, and humbling are all perfect words to describe the 2012 senior trip. The locations and sights we saw were all so massive and so important that it really makes you realize what a small part of the world we really are.
Two parts of this trip stood out above the rest - going to Wicked and getting to experience Times Square. The second was the Washington National Cathedral which cannot be described by words. This was an all around incredible trip with some incredible friends.
BRANDON BREND: The senior trip was a real radical experience. To think you have walked the same place that some of the most influential men in history have set foot upon. But it wasn't only about history. It was learning how to survive in places we aren't accustomed to seeing, the different lifestyles people have in New York City and how not to get lost on the subway in Washington, D. C. All are major lessons we will never forget, because it is such an amazing experience.
I'm glad I did it with my friends. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
TANNER WILSON: The senior trip was a great learning experience. There were so many things we saw and heard about that a lot of us didn't know about. It was fun to spend time with just our class for a change. Overall the trip was a blast and I'm glad I had the chance to go.
AUBREY HUNTER: The trip was great! Although it made me miss home, there's many memories I won't forget. It was crazy to see the difference in lifestyles and how different the environment is. I would have to say my favorite part was probably seeing Wicked and New York City. All in all I'm so glad I was a part of the trip. It was great to see and walk through part of history.
NOLAN EICH: This trip was a very memorable experience. I got to spend a lot of time with my friends and experience life in big cities. The thing that stood out most to me was New York City. Night or day there were always thousands of people everywhere. The views were breathtaking also. This will be a trip that I will remember forever!
ADAM ADREON: I enjoyed every part of my senior trip. Every day brought on new opportunities that I will never forget. Going with my friends was a big plus. I will always remember this trip for the good times and life changing experiences.
I hope Ogden's senior classes will get to continue with the senior trips as it is an important tool for our advancement.
AMBER BREITBARTH: This past week will be one of the most memorable weeks of my life. The sights were amazing, and its crazy to think someone like George Washington was walking in the same places I was, 200 years ago. I loved Washington, D. C. it was beautiful, and Wicked was fantastic.
New York was a little overwhelming, but Times Square was breathtaking. This trip wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without the people around me. We had lots of fun with classmates at the hotels too.
Over all, this trip made me realize there are a lot of different lifestyles out there, and it made me appreciate little old Ogden so much more.
CODY SIMPSON: I'm glad that I was a part of the senior trip because of the amazing places I was able to learn about and see, and also because I got to see those places with some awesome classmates, which made this experience one to never forget.
MICHAEL RYAN: This senior trip was crazy fun. I did a lot of stuff I would never do on my own, and ended up liking it. My favorite part of the trip was either the White House or New York City. Being in the White House was kind of eerie because of the thought of every president living there at one time.
New York City was a blast because I have never been to the "city that never sleeps." It was a wild experience seeing all the venders, different people, taxies, etc. I will always remember this trip.
ADAM BONNELL: I loved New York. It was full of history and things I never knew. Gettysburg was great too. "Devils Den" was full of information. The National Cathedral was one of the largest and most beautiful things I have ever laid my eyes on. The most moving thing I saw and learned about was the fountains at Ground Zero.
CHERYL BREITBARTH: WOW - What a great week. We saw so much in so little time. Arlington sticks out for me, but I'd have to say Wicked was my favorite. It was a real honor to get to spend this week with the senior class. They did Ogden proud!
RANDY EICH: What an amazing week. I had the honor of being in the first senior class from OHS to go on this trip 40 years ago. Washington has changed a little over the years - lots of history in that city. Philly and New York City were incredible. People are everywhere! New York City has so much to offer.
My most exciting experience was being side swiped by a city bus during our horse and buggy ride in Philly!
Thanks to Mr. Wilson, Mr. Reimers and Ms. Bohr and everyone else for making this trip possible. Every senior should experience this trip. It's very educational, informational and rewarding.
DIANE HUNTER The senior trip was a meaningful lifetime experience! I enjoyed learning about our country's foundation and history. The experiences refresh my memory of sacrifices made for freedom.
The seniors and leaders of the trip were incredible! Thanks to all for the planning and organization! This was an opportunity many schools our size don't get!
CARLA ADREON: The senior trip was a great experience. I really enjoyed the walk to the Capitol building at night. Washington D. C. is a beautiful city. I think that it is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their life. I also really liked seeing the 9/11 Memorial.
I am a graduate of OHS and I went on the senior trip 25 years ago and the second trip was just as wonderful as the first time.
MICHELLE EICH: The 2012 senior trip was wonderful and amazing. I enjoyed getting to know all the kids and chaperones, what an amazing group of people.
Washington, D. C. at night was beautiful. From the Capitol building to the White House and the Washington Cathedral, WOW - what an experience. I loved the Library of Congress, so many books to see. The play Wicked was amazing, what an experience to see a major production in New York City. Then we were amazed at Times Square where NO ONE SLEEPS!
I had a great time and hope to do the trip again in the future with my other son. I truly believe every senior should experience this trip and understand it is truly once in a lifetime experience they should not miss out on.
JILL (ADREON) STREAM: The 2012 senior trip was a great time getting to meet a lot of great people.
I was a 1991 OHS graduate and this trip was a great refresher from the first time and seeing so many changes. I would have to say my favorites were going to Wicked and experiencing New York City at night. Ground Zero was also unforgettable.
Thank you to everyone who made this trip happen and I feel very fortunate to be able to go.
RANEE CARTER: What an amazing experience. This week we got to do so many things that will become lifetime memories. The historical significance of all the memorials in Washington, D. C. was overwhelming at times.
My favorite part of history is the World War II era so the Holocaust Museum and the World War II Memorial were especially moving to me. The other highlight of the trip was going to the theater.
I enjoyed both 1776 at Ford's Theater and Wicked in New York City. I truly hope the community continues to support this trip as it was an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you for making this trip for the 2012 seniors of OHS.
DENISE RYAN: What a great week we had in Gettysburg, PA, Washington, D. C. Philadelphia, PA to New York City, N.Y. These are memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you to all who support the senior trip. It is a great tradition. The Class of 2012 represented Ogden well!
DEON ASHBY: Some experiences only come once in a lifetime. We may travel, we may meet new people, but the experience of actually getting to know your class and learning a few things on the way is an experience I will miss.
MEGHAN JOHNSON: This senior trip was an experience that will always hold my best memories. Getting to actually see and experience some of our country's biggest cities was amazing. This trip helped me experience a whole new world. It also was very humbling.
BYRON KLAUENBERG: The trip was one that I will never forget. It was a whole week filled with experiences and sights some people may never see. My favorite part was laying the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns, and watching the Changing of the Guards. These memories will stay with me forever.
APRIL BALDUS: This trip was an eye opener for me. Our class was the first class to see the 9/11 Memorial. There were thousands of names written on the sides of the fountains. Before seeing this memorial it didn't really sink in that these were actually people who lost their lives for nothing. There was a rose with a balloon that said "Happy Birthday" sitting on top of a name. That is when it hit me, and other people too, that these beautiful people were real.
I was more than happy to pay my respects to every person who lost their life on that day.
RACHEL OIEN: This trip is definitely worth it for anyone who is considering going. It's amazing how historical and amazing our country is. It didn't really hit me until on this trip, the lives that were lost in the process to our freedom. I was very willing to pay my respects for those who have died for me.
The highlight of my trip was New York City. Wicked was amazing! The ending still blows my mind! Save your money for Chinatown! "Ten dolla for you!" is all you'll hear.
CHELSEA PRICE: This trip was more than I could've ever dreamed of. I learned so much in such little time and experienced things I couldn't have ever imagined. I had the privilege of laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns with some of my classmates and that was an incredible experience. I was also moved by the 9/11 Memorial. Standing in that place I finally realized how real that event truly was. I saw "The Survivor Tree," which was the only tree they found still alive underneath the rubble. I saw a name on one of the fountains that had a red rose with a small balloon tied to it that said "Happy Birthday." And I even got the privilege of talking to our tour guide about his experiences on that day. That moment was breathtaking.
My favorite part of the trip was Wicked! The performance was so good and the actors were just incredible. I feel so blessed to have gone on this trip and experienced everything with some amazing people. I will never forget the bond between some of the people I never expected to bond with.
KELLY TAGGART: This trip was an amazing experience that I will never forget. You learn so many new things and experience how different people live, while making life long memories with your friends along the way. It's an absolutely great way to end our senior year.
SCOTT LANGEL: This trip was quite an experience for me. I did more and have seen more on this trip than I ever dreamed of. I really liked the Tomb of the Unknowns and watching the Changing of the Guards. I also really liked the painting at Gettysburg. I would encourage everyone to go on this trip because it is filled with memories you will never forget.
MORGAN BENNETT: The Class of 2012 was spoiled on this trip! We got to be the first class to see the 9/11 Memorial, visit Mount Vernon, and witness the Shuttle's final flight over Washington, D.C.
The best part of this trip was being in New York City. Chinatown and Wicked brought me great joy. I encourage everyone to go on this trip. It's a great way to learn about this country and make final memories with your classmates.
SAM CLAYTON: I'll never forget this trip. It's a once in a lifetime trip. My favorite parts were Gettysburg and New York City. We definitely should have spent more time in New York. It's a trip I would easily take again.
MARISSA ELSBERRY: I really enjoyed seeing all of our country's history. Seeing the 9/11 Memorial was very powerful, since it was so recent in our history and I still remember that day.
But I must admit that my favorite part of this trip was eating lunch in Chinatown. It was completely different from anything I've ever known, and it was an amazing new experience.
I hope all future seniors will enjoy their trip as much as I have!
JILL POWERS: This trip has been an experience of a lifetime. It was great being able to see all of the places we've learned about but have only seen in textbooks. My favorite part was going to all of the memorials and realizing how many people gave their lives for our country. It was very humbling.
Thanks to everyone who made this trip possible and I hope it continues for many more years.
NICK WASSENAAR: This was really an awesome trip. I really enjoyed going to all the memorials and paying respects to the past and present military people. Between Arlington Cemetery and all the memorials it gave us somewhat of a glimpse of how many people have fought and given their lives so our nation can be what it is today. It makes me feel honored to be able to serve my country in the United States Marines.
SIERRA RICHMOND: I actually really enjoyed the trip! Over all I think I liked New York City the most. Times Square was so cool to see at night with all of the buildings lit up. Wicked was beyond amazing. I loved getting all dressed up for it and going to Hard Rock Cafe afterwards.
©The Ogden Reporter 2013