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By Jessica Selph
TALON 

Students See the Grand Canyon

As the year draws to an end, 8th grade students from Mosaic Academy are given an opportunity of a lifetime (OR given a grand opportunity).

 

As the year draws to an end, 8th grade students from Mosaic Academy are given an opportunity of a lifetime (OR given a grand opportunity). It has become tradition that the school send off their graduating class in a truly inspirational fashion. Every year the group travels by bus to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

The schools principal, Dianne Mittler, gives a great explanation as to their "why"...

"This is the ninth year we've gone - all of the Mosaic 8th grade classes have done this trip. It is funded through donations and various fundraisers. I believe this trip has a couple of important purposes. First, it is a culminating event for these kids and their time at Mosaic. It is a celebration! The kids look forward to it in the younger years as they wave goodbye at the fence. For the 8th graders, it is a bonding time before they leave Mosaic for high school."

Mittler continued, "Second, it is symbolic for the school to encourage them to go out into the world to do great things. So many of our kids haven't had experiences like this. We want to show them how amazing and awe-inspiring the world is."

At their graduation ceremony Mrs. Mittler will recite the poem "Advice from a Canyon" to remind this group that "it's ok to be a little off the wall" but to "carve out a place for themselves" in this world.

 

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