Famed Galapagos Islands Visited

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Kensley Hamm and Julia Conn

Two students had the unique opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands.

Seniors Katie Noble and Millie Pulliam were the only student attendees on the trip, and it was unlike anything they had experienced before. The two were left with memories they would treasure for a lifetime.

Typically, a number of students and parents sign up, but this trip was an exception. Noble and Pulliam were the only students to travel with math teacher, Tacito George.

“We have a really close relationship together, so it was like a family trip. It was so much fun,” Pulliam said.

Before leaving for the trip, the girls were intrigued by the islands’ fascinating history dating back to the 1800s.

“I knew that Darwin did some of his key research about evolution there, which I found really interesting,” Noble said.

Aside from this prior knowledge, the girls were unfamiliar with what the islands had to offer and were eager to explore a new place and to spend time with one another.

“I was looking forward to it just being a small, personal trip,” Noble said. “I mean, I went with my best friend and a teacher, so it didn’t feel like school trip. That’s what I was excited about.”

They described the island as unlike anything they had visited before. From the gorgeous beaches to the kind people, the girls enjoyed the special experiences.

“It’s one of those places you visit once in a lifetime. I would recommend it because it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” Noble said.

After eight days of island hopping, exploring, beaches and meeting native people on the island, Pulliam and Noble were beyond satisfied with their trip.

“I don’t even know how to explain how good the trip was. Just the fact that everything together was so perfect,” Pulliam said. “We had the amazing advisor. It was such a small group, but we got to be friends with everyone, and we got to explore everything together. I loved that.”