MERCER (WIS.) School students pose with the New York City skyline in the distance during a recent field trip as part of an Advanced Placement U.S. History class. Pictured are, from left: Caitlyn Hiller, Camille Kich, James Reichard, John Michael Klopatek, Lucas Huybrecht, Lexi Engler and Kyle Lukes.
Special to the Daily Globe
NEW YORK - Mercer (Wis.) School's Advanced Placement United States History class took a trip to New York City April 6-10.
On this five-day trip, the kids were able to experience many of the sites that they have studied throughout the school year. A few of the highlights of the trip include: visiting the Tenement Museum; going to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty; visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Tribute Center; going onto the U.S.S. Intrepid; shopping; going to Times Square and the top of Empire State Building at night; and touring Central Park.
Entertainment included being in many of the outside shots of the "Today" show, going to watch the filming of "Kelly and Michael," and best of all, seeing a Broadway production of "The Phantom of the Opera."
Much delicious food was enjoyed, including the best: hot dogs and deli sandwiches.
The Mercer community has been very gracious to the AP kids. The students work hard with their academics (including taking a college level course), participate in athletics and also work.
Without the support of the Mercer community, the kids would not have been able to experience the city.
Editor's note: Debbie Hohner is the AP U.S. History teacher at the Mercer School.