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Allegany-Limestone School Board OK’s Europe Trip

ALLEGANY — The plans for a student trip to Europe in 2024 were approved Tuesday by the Allegany-Limestone Board of Education.

Spanish teacher Eileen Finn takes students on a trip to a few different countries across the Atlantic every two years. Trips are open to any students who will be in grades 9 through 12 during the following school year.

Superintendent Anthony Giannicchi said these trips have been a tremendous experience for students in the past.

The 2024 trip will take place Nov. 27 through Dec. 8 and include stops in Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, then onto Nice in France and finish in Italy with visits to Pisa, Florence, Assisi and Rome.

In other business, the board unanimously approved creating its own Trap Club.

Giannicchi said they currently have some Allegany-Limestone students shooting trap for other districts, but starting their own club will open the opportunity to all students.

“Many students do not play sports and this allows them to participate in a school activity,” he said.

The Allegany-Limestone base would be sponsored by the Olean Trap Club, which Giannichi said has been extremely helpful and supportive.

Also of note, the board was updated on the Drama Club’s opportunity to do a virtual Q&A with Nicki Vendetti, a Broadway performer who was originally from Buffalo. Vendetti has been in several Broadway National Tours as well as shows on Broadway such as “Wicked.”

The Drama Club students were able to ask Vendetti questions about entering the business of Broadway, the life of an actor in national tours and ways to prepare in high school for a continued career in the performing arts.

It was reported that the kids had a great time and walked away with a clearer idea of a career that many students in the district are passionate about.

Source : Olean Times Herald