“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain, from “The Innocents Abroad.”
The Archuleta School District Board of Education recently granted permission for a number of students from Pagosa Springs High School to take a trip to Louisville, Ky. Any time a teacher wants to take students on an out-of-state trip, it must be approved by the BOE.
According to vocational/agricultural teacher Rebecca Guilliams, who is also the advisor for the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America, four local students will be in Louisville from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 for the National FFA Convention.
Those four students — Kaycee Bennett, Jennifer Smith, Carson McKee and Juanito Talamante — joined Guilliams at the Oct. 14 board meeting to help explain why the trip is so important to them.
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