For the first time ever, the McClain High School class of 2017 will be taking a five-day senior trip to Boston, Mass., leaving Greenfield at 7 a.m. a week after graduating.
Jason Potts, principal of McClain High School, came up with the idea two years ago. The trip will cost each student around $1,000, depending on how many students sign up to go. A down payment of $250 will be due Sept. 30, and after that two more payments of $250 will be due Nov. 15 and Feb. 3. The remainder of the payment will be expected to be paid by April 1.
The week will be packed with activities for the group. The seniors and chaperones will check into a hotel at approximately 10 p.m. after a tiring 15-hour drive on a charter bus.
To kick off the trip, the group will attend Plimoth Plantation for an interactive tour and also see Plymouth Rock.
They will take a walking history tour of the Freedom Trail followed by dinner at the Fire and Ice Restaurant, and then get to see a show by the Blue Man Group on the second day.
During the third day, the group will be participating in a land and sea tour of Boston followed by a trip to the New England Aquarium. To conclude that day, the group will be enjoying a Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops concert or a broadway show.
Day four will consist of a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and a trip to the Boston Public Library. To end the day, the group will get to see the Boston Red Sox play a home baseball game.
After a fun and exhausting trip, the group will depart for home, leaving the hotel at 8 a.m., and arriving back in Greenfield by 11 p.m. that night.
There is still information to be received from the travel agency, but most of the trip has been finalized. If all goes well, this may become a new tradition for the seniors of McClain High School.