Last week during the break, the sister cities club visited Italy from February 16th to the 26th. I spoke to Mr. Ball, a mathmatics teacher here at the high school and a chaperone of the trip, to find out what the students did on the trip. “We visited many local and area cities and towns near San Giovanni including Rome, Venice, Siena, Arezzo and Cortona. We also visited the IVV glass factory in San Giovanni. I thought the coolest part of the trip was getting to see Pope Francis at the Vatican City and also got to see the Chiesa de San Francesco in Cortona,which is a monestary that dates back to 1299. The interesting part to me was trying to figure out the Italian language. I had taken Spanish and they are very similar. I had a revelation one night where two of the Italian teachers had about a 3 minute conversation and I understood most of it! The food is way better in Italy. It is made of mostly fresh ingredients which makes it much healthier and a lot more taste. They have very large meals but they do not eat snacks in between (maybe some gelato but thats it). They also drink Espresso at every meal, not only for the caffeine, but for digestive reasons as well. Brad Sweet, Sam Mayfield, Rose Ruland, Ericka Kimble, Jillian Guiles and Alexia Pratt were the students who attended this trip.” The sister cities club will be taking another trip to Italy in February 2018. If you want to have the opportunity to go to Italy, see Mrs. Holland for information about joining the sister cities club.
Photo provided by Mr. Ball.