Los Alamos Students Return to U.S. Following 12-Day Educational Tour of Europe

Recent high school graduates from Los Alamos feign sadness that their educational trip through Europe has come to an end Friday as they enter the U.S. airpirt in Atlanta. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

The travelers share their final meal together in the Atlanta Airport Friday before returning to Los Alamos and are delighted to be surrounded by “free refills, free toilets and free wifi” following their trip to Europe. The Los Alamos students include Michelle Boerigter, Anna Grothaus, Katherine Joseph, Kayla Suazo and Erin Burr, Hannah Breshears, Megan Kelley, Anna Carroll, Taylor Mason, Chris Calhoun and Nick Padilla. Los Alamos Teacher Lynn Ovaska led the 12-day educational trip. Courtesy photo

With no reliable wifi available to translit travel photos during the last days of their trip, following are scenes from the student’s visit to a couple of stops in France and many more in Italy sent to the Los Alamos Daily Post from Atlanta Friday. In this shot, Los Alamos students and their teachers eat gelato in Florence, Italy last week. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos students visit Ponte Vecchio, the oldest of six bridges in Florence. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos students at the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Itay. Construction on the Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos students on a train to Paris, France. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students visit the Louvre, one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world, a historic monument and a central landmark of Paris. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students at the Pantheon in Rome. Marcus Agrippa commissioned the Pantheon as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It wsa rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students visit the partially buried city of Pompeii near modern Naples, Italy. Mt. Vesuvius, which erupted in 79 A.D., is seen in the background. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos students in Assisi in the province of Perugia. Courtesy photo

It was 100 degrees last week when the Los Alamos students and teachers visited the Coliseum, the elliptical amphitheatre in the center of Rome. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos students wrapped up their educational trip to Europe touring the island of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy. “We had a fantastic time … what an amazing group of responsible, inquisitive, positive students,” said Los Alamos Teacher Lynn Ovaska. Courtesy photo





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