ECS Seniors Visit the City that Never Sleeps
By Erin Bohn
Ellicottville’s senior class took a trip this past weekend to the great city of New York. It was a great experience for all and a big change from our small town. There was a packed schedule, leaving early in the morning and getting back late each night, but it was definitely worth it.
After the seven-hour bus ride from Ellicottville Central, the senior class and advisors arrived in Times Square. It was extremely crowded, being a Saturday, and everyone was amazed by the variety of stores and people. After when we finished buying some souvenirs, the class made its way to Ellen’s Stardust Diner; the food was great, and the talented servers sang and danced. The last stop of the night was an off-Broadway performance of Stomp, a show I’m sure everyone in the class would strongly recommend.
The next morning, the senior class and chaperones took a water taxi to the 9/11 memorial then enjoyed some shopping. A three-hour bus tour through the city followed. Some of the students enjoyed more than others due to lack of sleep. On the NBC Studio tour, the group saw the places where Dr. Oz, Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live filmed. To end the day, everyone dressed up for a dinner cruise around New York Harbor; it was wonderful to see the skyline at night.
On the last day of the trip, we took a journey similar to that of immigrants coming into the America. A boat took us to explore both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty; although it was raining, it was still an awesome experience.
None of the people that went on the trip to New York will ever forget it. It was a fun-filled adventure for all. The senior class would like to thank Ms. James, Ms. Baker, Mr. Schwartz and Mr. McCann for putting up with us all weekend. We would also like to thank Patty for being a wonderful guide and Kevin for getting us everywhere we needed to go. Everyone had an amazing time and we suggest you experience New York City for yourself sometime.