Husky seniors’ spring break

Julia Moore, North staff writer

Spring break 2017 came to a close, and many Husky seniors took advantage of their last school break before graduation by going to exotic places, seeing new sights, and experiencing new things.

For instance, an impactful trip was taken by senior Maddie Briscoe, who went on a mission trip to Nicaragua, South America, with a youth group from Henderson Hills Baptist Church of Edmond. While there, the group visited villages and individual homes, sharing both the gospel and their personal testimonies with the natives.

“The trip was very humbling, valuable, and an unforgettable experience,” Briscoe said.

This was Briscoe’s second time in Nicaragua, and she recommends the mission trip and has the desire to return to Nicaragua once again. Briscoe advises anyone who wants to go on a similar trip to be prepared to dive into a different culture, and to not be afraid to embrace it.

Going a different route, senior Lauren Koenig took a relaxing trip to Las Vegas with her family over spring break. Her family decided to visit because it is one of their favorite destinations, having traveled there several times before. Koenig enjoyed her week, focusing on touring the city and spending time with her family.

“I laid by the pool, shopped and ate way too much food,” Koenig said.

One of Koenig’s favorite parts of the trip was going to the Neon Museum.

“I loved getting to see the vintage signs of the city,” Koenig said. “It was beautiful in a different kind of way.”

Senior Sydney Williamson traveled to a much colder climate: Breckenridge, Colorado. Williamson went there with her family to ski, and they have made a yearly tradition out of it.

“Some of my favorite parts of the trip were skiing the bowls on the top of the mountains with my brother and meeting up with my friend, Madeline Minnix, for cookies,” Williamson said.

Williamson plans to return to Breckinridge, and she also wants to visit other places for the challenge of skiing harder slopes. Another benefit of the trip, according to Williamson, is that the small town is cute and fun to explore.

These three seniors spent their spring break making memories that will last a lifetime. From the tropical atmosphere of Nicaragua, to the city life of Las Vegas, all the way to the snowy mountains of Colorado, they were surrounded by different cultures and were impacted by their trips.