BonJour! Students prepare for France

6/17/2013, 3:08 p.m.
Petersburg students will be traveling to Paris, France and London, England.

— A group of 32 students, parents and staff from Vernon Johns Jr. High School will travel to Paris, France and London, England on June 26th. The group will spend eight days in Paris, and two days in London.

To help make the trip a reality students held dozens of fundraisers including car washes, bake sales, and concession stand sales to off-set the cost of the trip. An education first scholarship was also secured toward payment of the trip. In all, $120,000 was raised.

Students taking part in the trip will identify, analyze, and participate in situations in which French language skills and cultural knowledge may be applied beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.