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Exchange Students Visit the Grand Canyon

CHI Academic Program Administrator Darla Cherry recently took a group of Academic Year Program students to the Grand Canyon.  Darla has always wanted to share the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon with her year-long students.  With the help of Academic Coordinators Brenda Marshall and Sandi Castro, Darla was able to make her dream come true.

The group traveled from March 14th through the 17th and stayed in a beautiful home in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Here are some photos and text provided by Darla.

The first day of sightseeing, we stopped at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff:

Grand Canyon 1

Then we ventured north to Grand Canyon National Park:

Grand Canyon 2

The students were truly stunned by the beauty of this amazing national treasure!  It was such fun to hear their gasps and “Oh, my God!” comments as they walked up to the rim of the Grand Canyon.   I fought back tears as I watched them take it all in.

Grand Canyon 3

The Ranger was wonderful and taught us about so many things!  She allowed the students to look through her telescope at a building 8 miles away, on the other side of the canyon.

Grand Canyon 4

Mario Augsburger from Germany said he wanted one more look before we left.  🙂

The second day of sightseeing we went south to see beautiful Sedona, AZ:

Grand Canyon 5

Here we are visiting Native American cliff dwellings.

Grand Canyon 6

At a lookout in Sedona, AZ

Back at the rental property in Flagstaff:

Grand Canyon 7

Playing poker with mini marshmallows in lieu of poker chips.  We are a resourceful bunch!

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