2020 Project Week Preview

2020 Project Week Preview

by Emilia Rose, Staff Reporter
With the new Project Week catalogue confirmed for release Friday at 4:00 p.m., students are anxious to see the experiences Latin will offer in 2020. These informative, adventurous, and educational opportunities will provide lifetime memories. Although most teachers are keeping their trips quiet, some were willing to release information on their destinations.
Ms. Ross is planning her fifth trip to Tokyo, Japan with fifteen students.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity to experience the modern aspects and technology of the city as students explore how it differs from Chicago. The sight that Ms. Ross said she is most excited to see is the “Neon wonderland of Tokyo at night.” Students wondering what this really means should give signing up for the Tokyo trip a thought.
All band and chorus members are invited to join Mr. Cronister’s trip to Germany, and potentially Austria. This trip has around 100 spots available, dependent on how many band and chorus members will attend.
Dr. June and Mr. Cruz are planning a “Battlefields of World War II” trip. This is an experience of a lifetime to see the grounds on which battles were fought over the course of the war. This trip comes with lots of traveling as it hits England, France, and Belgium.
For those willing to travel seventeen hours, Ms. Bunger is proposing another trip to New Zealand. She cannot wait to bring a new group of kids to this unique and amazing place. Senior Bella Flerlage, who was on this trip last year, says, “Our trip to New Zealand was one of the best weeks of my life. From spending the night at a traditional Marae, to climbing Rotorua, I learned so much about the history and culture.”
For students staying in town, Ms. LC is proposing a project that is centered around the Q Brothers, who create original work by fusing hip hop and theater, adapting classic stories to become wholly original comedic performances. “I’m excited that it’s ending in a performance element,” Ms. LC says, “the students will complete a mixtape by the end of the week.” If students are interested in modern musicals such as Hamilton, this project is for them.
With such a variety of projects offered both in and out of town, students will be able to find projects that truly interest them. Each year, ranking project weeks can be a difficult decision for Latin students, and with so many great options, this year will be no different. Tomorrow evening is sure to be an exciting one for Latin students.