Vikings travel to Hawaii

Written by Annaliese Levy | Editor

Every four years, the Princeton High’s School symphonic band and orchestra travel to Hawaii to experience new cultures, people, and make life long memories.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Not only are we able to enjoy the beautiful sights, sounds and tropical smells of Hawaii, but we are also able to visit Pearl Harbor, play on the ship Mighty Mo, and learn about Polynesian cultures,” said Mrs. Emmons, orchestra teacher.

The students who get the opportunity to travel to Hawaii are very enthusiastic.

“The weather is going to be great! I’m tired of the cold,” said Spencer Lohmeier, sophomore.

The students get to enjoy educational tours of the islands, shopping sprees at the Ala Moana Mall, and relax on the beach. The students will also be performing at the Ala Moana Center Stage and on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor.

“It’s cool that we get to perform at Pearl Harbor,” said Cole Baker, sophomore. “I’m excited.”

Taylor Thomas, junior, has different feelings about traveling to Hawaii.

“I’m nervous because I’ve never flown on a plane before,” said Thomas.

Thomas has many coping strategies such as chewing gum, listening to music, and looking out the window. Once she gets to Hawaii, she is eager to go snorkeling and shop.

The Princeton students and staff are excited to experience Hawaiian life until they return to the frigid Ohio temperatures on Tuesday, February 18.


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