Spanish students’ adventures provide memories to hold dear

GRAFTON—School may be out for the summer, but one local group of students will have memories that will last a lifetime thanks to the dedication of one teacher.

On May 15, the Taylor County Middle School eighth grade Spanish class went on an adventure to Pittsburgh, PA, where the students shopped the Ross Mall, took a ride on the Duquesne Incline and finished the night off with a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper.

Student Bethany Lipscomb shared that students shopped for hours in their favorite stores and boutiques. Before loading up the bus again, they grabbed a quick bite at the food court in anticipation of the Duquesne Incline.

Even though the weather was chilly and breezy, that didn’t stop these students from stepping on to the Duquesne Incline. 

Lipscomb commented that they rode down 400 feet to view the Pittsburgh area in a way most people have never seen before. She revealed that the views that stood out the most were the Ohio River, Fort Pitt Museum and the area shops, businesses and tourist attractions. 

“There was plenty of time for pictures since the passenger carts traveled six miles per hour,” Lipscomb added.

Finally, the students made their way to the main destination, the Gateway Clipper, that left shore that evening with live Hispanic music and the aroma of Spanish food. 

“The meal was delicious, and the entertainment made the trip enjoyable,” Lipscomb expressed.

While on the Clipper, the students danced the Salsa, Merengue and started a Congo line for the duration of the trip. 

She commented that the students loved the combination of meeting new people, experiencing the food and entertainment, as well as spending the time with friends.

“The experience gained by the students on this adventure will be a memory we will hold dear to our hearts throughout our teenage years,” Lipscomb expressed.

She imparted that the students would like to thank Mrs. Skaggs for educating them with real world experiences that complimented classroom curriculum.


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