It is not known exactly how long this fun-filled field trip has been a tradition, but Mrs. Westermeyer remembers going on the 6th grade ski trip 18 years ago, when she taught 6th grade. There has been one exception, though. In 2004 it was deemed non-educational, and the students that year did not get to go on this specific field trip.
This year’s sixth graders were recently asked some questions about their trip.
When asked what their favorite part of the ski trip was, the kids had varied responses. Daniel Huff said that his favorite part was getting pulled up the rope tow. Payton Burkhart announced, “I loved falling down.” Also, Kevin Gallardo’s favorite part was learning how to ski and gaining confidence as he went along.
Next, they were asked whether the trip was how they imagined it would be or different. All of the kids said that it was different from what they thought it would be like. Most of the things they thought would different were distance-related. For example, August Panhorst said, “I thought the lodge would be farther away.” Jacob Alvarez thought that the hills would be larger, and Mackenzie Gerling thought that the slopes would be farther apart. Like many high schoolers when they went on the ski trip, Dori McCarty said, “It was harder than I thought it would be.”
Then, the sixth graders were asked one final question: did you have a least favorite part of the trip? Haylee Nicholas said that her least favorite part was learning how to walk up the hill, while Maya Wideman stated, “ My least favorite part was putting on the boots.” Lastly, Cassie Kuhlman announced, “ My least favorite part was falling down.”
All in all, even though each of them had a different favorite and least favorite part, this year’s 6th graders all seem to have enjoyed their ski trip.
-by Risa Allen