How Academy Girls Spent Their Thanksgiving Break

December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving break is a great time to experience new settings.
Credit: Danielle Gutierrez (used with permission)

Thanksgiving break is a great time to experience new settings. Credit: Danielle Gutierrez (used with permission)

The nine day Thanksgiving Break never fails to give Academy girls the opportunity to explore different places around the world. From New York City to Germany, many girls spent their break experiencing new locations in a limited amount of time.

Sophia Bahr

Senior Sophia Bahr voyaged to San Juan, Puerto Rico and spent the holiday laying out at the beach and snorkeling in the ocean. Her favorite part of the trip was being able to share the experience with her family and making new memories together.

 

Caption: Bahr says, “At night, we would go into Old San Juan for dinner which is such a quaint little town.” Credit: Sophia Bahr/Achona Online
Bahr says, “At night, we would go into Old San Juan for dinner which is such a quaint little town.”
Credit: Sophia Bahr/Achona Online

Emily Anderson

Junior Emily Anderson travelled to multiple places when she went on a cruise with her family including Tortola, British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas. Anderson spent most of her days snorkeling, swimming, shopping, and meeting new people.

Anderson says, “I enjoyed it and I would not have wanted to go anywhere else. It beats Tampa.”

Anderson says the trip was a break from reality and a detox from technology since she did not have any service on her phone. Photo Credit: Emily Anderson (used with permission)
Anderson says the trip was a break from reality and a detox from technology since she did not have any phone service.
Credit: Emily Anderson (used with permission)

Sarah Ercia, Shannon Flaharty, Danielle Gutierrez, Emily Hoerbelt, Rachel Tata, Tessa Vaugn, and Ally Wehle

Every year, it is tradition that the Jaguarettes’ seniors get to travel to New York City and dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. When they were not practicing their routine for the parade, the girls enjoyed going to the Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and seeing the Broadway shows School of Rock and Wicked.

Danielle Gutierrez states, “My favorite part of the whole experience was definitely getting to go through it all with my friends and to get to perform with my sisters and see New York for the first time with them was priceless.” Photo Credit: Danielle Gutierrez (used with permission)
Danielle Gutierrez says, “My favorite part of the whole experience was definitely getting to go through it all with my friends and seeing New York for the first time with them. It was priceless.”
Photo Credit: Danielle Gutierrez (used with permission)

Rachel Rosales

Senior Rachel Rosales flew to Europe and went on a river cruise, which took her family and her to different countries such as Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary. She mostly visited historical sites and enjoyed Christmas markets there.

Rosales says, “It was fun to travel to a new place and learn about the culture of each city.”

Rosales hopes to return to Europe because there is so much more she has not seen yet. Photo Credit: Rachel Rosales (used with permission)
Rosales hopes to return to Europe because there is so much more she has yet to see.
Photo Credit: Rachel Rosales (used with permission)

While some students spent their Thanksgivings at home with family, these girls were able to create memories by exploring new places.

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