Seniors return from annual trip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

Rebecca Siegel
Design Editor
The annual Senior Class trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival came to end Sunday afternoon when seniors and chaperoning faculty stepped off the bus in front of school. Seniors were kept busy attending four plays, prologues and an acting class over the 4 day trip.
One of the traditional bookends of the school year, seniors participated in a bonding activity designed by chaperone Karen Randall on the bus ride up to Oregon.
“The bonding on the bus was really fun, and I felt like I was able to have memorable conversations with people in my class that I haven’t been necessarily close to,” Sophia Sanchez said.
Students also spent time getting to know their chaperoning teachers, art history teacher, Sonia Evers, English Department head, Karen Randall, english teacher, Rachel Denny and history teacher Sarah Garlinghouse on a deeper level throughout the trip.
“I got to see a whole different, less serious side of the teachers that i already know from class,” Sara Svartvasmo said. “I also got to know the teachers that I’ve never had in class before. We had some good laughs, and I feel like my relationship to all the teachers grew closer over the trip.”
Both students and chaperoning faculty attended every scheduled event together from the  prologues that gave background to every play to the acting class that was taught by two actors with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company.
“It was definitely a busy weekend, the town was really cute and fun because it was so small and quirky, and the plays were really good and well acted,” senior Alex Milton said. “It was very cool that the teachers came to everything with us, even the educational prologues.”
This trip unofficially marks the beginning of Convent traditions, according to Karen Randall, the lead teacher on the trip.
“I got to know my class a lot better, just because we spent so much time together and even though the plays could sometimes be a little long we helped each other get through them, this trip was definitely really fun, and a really cool way to get to know my friends on an intellectual level as well, ” Allegra Spinoso said.

Rebecca Siegel
Design Editor

The annual Senior Class trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival came to end Sunday afternoon when seniors and chaperoning faculty stepped off the bus in front of school. Seniors were kept busy attending four plays, prologues and an acting class over the 4 day trip.

One of the traditional bookends of the school year, seniors participated in a bonding activity designed by chaperone Karen Randall on the bus ride up to Oregon.

“The bonding on the bus was really fun, and I felt like I was able to have memorable conversations with people in my class that I haven’t been necessarily close to,” Sophia Sanchez said.

Students also spent time getting to know their chaperoning teachers, art history teacher, Sunnie Evers, English Department head, Karen Randall, english teacher, Rachel Denny and history teacher Sarah Garlinghouse on a deeper level throughout the trip.

“I got to see a whole different, less serious side of the teachers that i already know from class,” Sara Svartvasmo said. “I also got to know the teachers that I’ve never had in class before. We had some good laughs, and I feel like my relationship to all the teachers grew closer over the trip.”

Both students and chaperoning faculty attended every scheduled event together from the  prologues that gave background to every play to the acting class that was taught by two actors with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company.

“It was definitely a busy weekend, the town was really cute and fun because it was so small and quirky, and the plays were really good and well acted,” senior Alex Milton said. “It was very cool that the teachers came to everything with us, even the educational prologues.”

This trip unofficially marks the beginning of Convent traditions, according to Karen Randall, the lead teacher on the trip.

“I got to know my class a lot better, just because we spent so much time together and even though the plays could sometimes be a little long we helped each other get through them, this trip was definitely really fun, and a really cool way to get to know my friends on an intellectual level as well, ” Allegra Spinoso said.

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