R-7 middle-school students participate in educational trip to Europe

July 2, 2014 

Students pictured in the lobby of the Louvre Museum are front row, from left, Austin Watts, Sarah May, Aylish Hulme, Grace Copowicz, Brooklyn Forrest, Paxton Nicholson, Cheyenne Kitzmann; second row, from left, Sania Palmer, Kate Loman, Gabriel Waag, Devon Durbin, Sierra Smith, Brenna Johnson, Zoey Barnes, Natalya Nalivaiko, Ally Waisner, Larisa Lamb, Rachel Moore, Aubrie Betts, Caleb Ellis, Javin Russell; back row, from left, Brandon Winston, Jackson Phillips, Ethan Lewis, Connor Blegen, Chance Howard and Zach Dautenhahn. Jamil Naser is not pictured.


A total of 29 Lee’s Summit R-7 middle-school students participated in an approximately one-week educational tour of France, Switzerland and Germany during early June.

Students traveling were from Bernard Campbell Middle School and Summit Lakes Middle School with a group of teachers from both schools organizing the trip.

Families of the students participating pay for the students’ travel. The group was accompanied by 12 parents and six teachers from the two middle schools.

The educational goals of the tour focused on history, culture, language and travel skills.

Students were immersed in the cultures of France, Switzerland and Germany. While in the Louvre Museum, they saw some of the most famous works of European art.

The final educational goal emphasized travel skills.

Trip sponsors were Jamie Hatfield, Cathy Nalivaiko, David Beal and Mark Hatfield, BCMS, and Cindy Vernon and Bonnie Stevens, SLMS.

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