Take Spanish as an elective and be a member of the Spanish Club. You will begin learning a language spoken by more than 34 million people in the United States.
Over spring break 2014, six junior and senior Spanish Club students along with Sra. and Sr. Weber embarked on the trip of their lifetime, having the opportunity to visit Costa Rica. They began their visit into the rainforest, they spent two days and nights investigating the jungle floor. This included a boat trip down the Sarapiqui River observing the howler monkeys, a sloth and her baby, and many iguanas, while during their night excursion they witnessed bullet ants, click beetles, and cicadas hatching.
The students were able to participate in making organic chocolate, visit a pineapple plantation and learn about the cultivation of the coffee bean. While at their homestay they spoke Spanish, learned four Costa Rican dances, how to prepare homemade tortillas and a filling called picadillo. They visited Asociacion Obras del Espiritu Santo in San Jose where they helped prepare lunch for children, women and elderly who are homeless or cannot afford a meal. It was quite an eye-opening experience for all of them. The last day, they enjoyed snorkeling, sun and sand, on Isla Tortuga.