Photo Scavenger Hunts at College of William & Mary

Special to Dorchester Banner/Board of Education Tyler Family Gardens (top) O. Santos, K. Bradley, D. Warfield, A. Freeman, A. Hubbard, P. Phillips, K. Nagel; (bottom) J. Smith, M. Meilhammer.

Special to Dorchester Banner/Board of Education
Tyler Family Gardens (top) O. Santos, K. Bradley, D. Warfield, A. Freeman, A. Hubbard, P. Phillips, K. Nagel; (bottom) J. Smith, M. Meilhammer.


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — North Dorchester Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society took quite a trek to Williamsburg, Va. on May 27 to The College of William and Mary. Students learned about some of their many options at this historical “Public Ivy” school with over 100 major and minor options, 23 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams, famous alumni, a great art scene, and more.

Students particularly enjoyed some of the spots found on the photo scavenger hunt: the Crim Dell Bridge, one of the two most romantic college spots in America, where, myth tells you, that if you walk across alone you are destined never to marry and the only way to break an engagement made on the bridge is by getting the other person thrown in the water, over the bridge; the Tyler Family Gardens, where busts of President Tyler, Governor Tyler, and the school’s President Tyler can be found and a very special echo can be heard; the recently renovated library complete with moving shelves, art gallery, and theater; the student center with televisions, video games, foosball, performance stages, and cafes; the theater style classrooms; and the sunken gardens, where revolutionary war soldiers once camped out and now annual parties and balls are held.

NJHS wants to thank once again its chaperones for this fantastic field trip, without whom this could not have happened: Sherry Robbins, Amye Mays, Amy Bennett, and Sarah Jensen. A heartfelt apology and thanks goes out to parents and guardians for being so understanding and patient about the late return hour and the traffic.

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