On Sept. 12, 2014, Archer juniors went on a week-long trip to the North Cascades in Washington.
The students backpacked with instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School in groups ranging in size from eight to 10 students along with an Archer teacher. The students had to carry all of their own food and equipment, set up their own tents and cook their own meals.
When asked about this experience, Marcela Riddick ‘16 said, “Even though hiking 13 miles a day was a struggle, the emotional connection I made with my friends was worth it.”
Travis Nesbitt, one of the teachers who participated in the trip, said, “I was so impressed and inspired by the girls in my group; they pushed themselves, remained positive, asserted their leadership and had fun in the process.”