About the Author: This is a guest post by Melissa Ward. Melissa is the Young Scholars Program Specialist at Sinclair Community College. She has the privilege of working with almost 300 high school students on Saturday mornings. In her free time,she enjoys spending time with her husband and our 2 huskies, travelling and hiking. She also volunteers her time at church helping with the youth.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? That was what we heard from many of our Young Scholars when we announced that instead of travelling to Washington DC this summer, we would be going to the “City of Bridges.” What a great decision. With Janet Pezze’s guidance, we were able to put together a fabulous trip for our students that included both academic and cultural stops and of course, a lot of fun. We began the trip on a Thursday morning with a stop at Wittenberg University and then continued on to Denison University, the alma mater of our founder.
Soon, we were in Pittsburgh and enjoyed a great dinner at The Spaghetti Warehouse followed by a Broadway performance of Mary Poppins. The next 3 days flew by. We had amazing accommodations at the Hyatt House that included a fabulous breakfast. Many of the students would have been happy to just stay in their room. We visited numerous museums, took an informative tour of Pittsburgh on a Duck Boat and saw a breathtaking view of the city after riding the Duquesne Incline.
Janet, our amazing tour guide, even thought to bring the kids to the “Strip” where they could experience many different cultures. It was surprising that of our 48 students, none of them had been to Pittsburgh. However, I think now, they would all be more than happy to go back. Thanks Scholastica Travel for helping us provide once in a lifetime memories for our students.
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