• Dr. Herpy

Music Department Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

By Maddie Engoglia

The Kenston High School chorus, band, and dance team members went on a trip to New York City over spring break.

The students spent three days exploring the city with highlights such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.

“For our performing arts, you really can’t beat New York because you have Broadway. It’s the mecca of performers and a hub of performance opportunities and experiences,” said choir director Mrs. Julie Green.

The 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty were historical places seen on this trip, as well as Fifth Avenue and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Although the music department did the first trip to New York eight years ago and returned in 2015, this was the first year they toured Radio City Music Hall and went to the Top of The Rock.

“I’d say my favorite part about New York was walking around and really getting to enjoy the city as an individual. I liked seeing the sites, going to the places, getting to explore, and going on adventures,” said junior John Palmer.

A highlight for many students on the trip was watching the Broadway performance “Mean Girls,” a rendition of Tina Fey’s classic teenage movie.

Students were often given free time to walk around in between city tours and try out different restaurants and shops. Many students took advantage of their time to catch a slice of New York pizza and Magnolia Bakery.

The next trip will be in two years as the students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida and Disney World.