On February 1st – with hiking boots on and her backpack filled to capacity, Sophomore Stacy Neul departed for Quito, Ecuador with The Traveling School (TTS). An organization based in Montana, TTS offers specialized high school courses, overseas travel, outdoor adventure, and fun for girls ages 15-18. Specifically, TTS’s programs bring students to Central and South America, Eastern and Western Africa, and New Zealand. KPS Alum Caitlin Wraith ’10 completed the same program in 2008.
Stacy’s South American adventure team consists of sixteen students and four faculty from around the country. Stacy is the only NJ student – and one of only two students from the northeast. The tour will bring her to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru and Bolivia. Academically, Stacy will study Pre-Calculus, Environmental Biology, Global Studies, Andean Literature, and Introductory Spanish (Stacy studies French at KPS), throughout her travels. Beyond the curriculum, Stacy and her peers will engage in outdoor adventure, leadership building, community service, and homestays. She will return on May 15. Congratulations Stacy!
Stacy (bottom, center) with her class in Quito, Ecuador!