By Holly S.
Cougar News Blog
National Junior Honor Society students are visiting The Magical Kingdom this April as a reward for all the hard work and dedication they have put towards the club. After having to go through hours and hours of volunteering and keeping their grades in check, they get to relax and rewind.
On April 25, students are required to meet in the school library to board the bus that will take them straight from Cactus Canyon to Disneyland and will spend their day, from opening time to closing time, riding rides and exploring Disneyland with their groups. Then ride all the way back that night to Cactus Canyon where parents will pick up their students.
Besides looking good on a college application, Disneyland is one of the biggest perks of being a part of NJHS. The trip is fun for all of those attending; teachers, chaperones, and the students.
“The main agenda is fun,” said NJHS sponsor Carol Dolle. “We ride the bus all night, play all day until Disneyland closes, and ride the bus all night home again. If that isn’t fun I don’t know what is.”
The students are ecstatic to be going to Disneyland with their friends and spend time in the magical place. Some students have been to Disneyland before, but for others this is their first time visiting.
“I have only been to Disneyland once, so the best part of the trip will be getting the chance to go with my friends,” said eighth-grader Ashli Albertsen.
Although the main objective is to have fun, the students are expected to be on their best behavior while visiting. They are given the opportunity to walk alone with periodical check-ins with the chaperons giving them a “sense of responsibility,” as Albertsen puts it.
After a year of devoting themselves to school work and doing their service hours, now is the time for NJHS students to have an awesome weekend to celebrate their accomplishments.
“This trip is the reward for working hard and fulfilling the requirements of NJHS,” said Dolle. “I hope they feel proud of that accomplishment.”