PSJHS students spend spring break in NYC


More than 30 students from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School spent spring break in New York City and took in the sights and culture.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 09:54 AM.

Some spring breakers head for warmer climates, but a group of Port St. Joe students took the opposite approach.

Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School art teacher Julie Hodges took 36 students to New York City over spring break to experience art and culture during a three-day trip.

While some students had never left a five-hour radius of Port St. Joe, Hodges was excited to have them thrust into a new environment and they stepped off the bus for the first time on Fifth Avenue, New York’s famous shopping mecca.

“It was neat to see the upper-end stores,” said Caitlin Godwin. “You don’t think they really exist and then…there they are!”

The group spent large amounts of time walking, talking, experiencing and eating throughout their trip, eager to take in all of the things not typically found in Gulf County.

“I went for the experience,” said Sophia Harrison. “I knew I couldn’t do something like this on my own.”

“I wanted to see things in person that I’ve only seen on TV,” added Morgan Butts. “It was great to see the Statue of Liberty--something so historically significant.”

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