The rescheduled snow tubing trip for March 14th was cancelled again. Due to the severe weather conditions and ice, Buck Hill was closed until the end of the week. Since we’re nearing the spring season, the organizers felt there wouldn’t be time to reschedule the field trip. When students asked about refunds, the counselors told them that refunds wouldn’t be given, but that the money paid for the trip would be credited to the Valleyfair trip, coming up.
Seeing as students were so upset about the previous cancellations, I decided I would be more interested to read about what people’s opinions were, instead of just mine.
I interviewed three different Highland Park seniors, and asked them a few questions about their feelings on the situation. And these were there responses:
What was your first thought after hearing the trip was going to be cancelled for the second time?
Student 1 (S1): “I was so mad. But I also kind of expected it.”
Student 2 (S2): “I didn’t really care to be honest. I was only going because my friends wanted me to go.”
Student 3 (S3): “I felt like the people organizing it didn’t care at all. Like they didn’t care that we were upset.”
Do you feel like the senior class council is to blame? If so, Why?
S1: “No, they can’t control the weather.”
S2: “No, because they wanted to go on the trip too.”
S3: “Sort of, they are supposed to fight for the seniors, and I just felt like they didn’t.”
What are you feelings towards the Valleyfair field trip coming up?
S1: “I think it will be a fun way to end the year.”
S2: “I’m excited, but I feel like it was weird how they assumed everyone wanted to go, so they just credited the money. I know people who were really mad about it.”
S3: “No, I’m not going. It’s going to get cancelled anyway.”
What are some field trips you guys think students would enjoy?
S1: “Snow tubing…”
S2: “I think we should all go bowling. Or swimming would be fun.”
S3: “We should all go to a group movie. That would be awesome.”
Everyone who wanted to go was a little upset by the cancellation, but graduation is coming up and seniors are most excited for that.