During the Summer of 2014, eight Newton-Conover City Schools high school students will participate in a trip to Dominica. This trip is offered through the Operation Wallacea organization for students to stay for 2 weeks in areas of the world where scientific research is being conducted by college professors and research scientists around the world. Our students will be accompanied by two adult staff members, David Schouweiler (Science Teacher) and Jessica Luby (Assistant Principal), and work in the jungles and oceans of this relatively undeveloped area. During their visit, they will be trained in survival skills, how to properly record scientific data and also receive SCUBA open-water dive certification to conduct their research.
As you might expect, this is an expensive trip and the students must come up with their own money to pay for the approximate $2800 price tag that also includes airfare. Mr. Long, Director of High Schools and Mr. Campbell, Principal of N-C High School, have worked together to set-up a plant sale using the school greenhouses to allow the students to take care of and sell the flowers for the use of the proceeds from the plant sale. Right now there are beautiful pansies for sale in groups of 4 plants for $2.00 or an entire flat (36 plants) for $16.00. These are for sale now!!! Contact Jessica Luby at the high school for more information on how you can purchase yours. Later in November, poinsettias will be available. More information will follow on that soon! Your purchase will assist these students in their “field trip of a life-time”!!!
Bill Long, Director of High Schools, CTE and Student Services