By Tammy Hulet
After graduating from Canyon View High School on May 24, students hit the road to celebrate their accomplishment in Disneyland.
The trip has become a tradition for Canyon View students, which started six years ago and this year 112 students went.
After taking multiple groups in the last few years, the CVHS PSTA has got the routine figured out. Graduates load the chartered buses around 11p.m. following their graduation ceremony and ride all night to California. The following morning, graduates enter the gates of Disneyland for a day full of fun times and memories. They are able to jump back and forth between Disneyland and California Adventure, spending their time wherever they choose. After an entire day in the parks, graduates meet back at the buses that night for their ride back home. It may be a little tiring, but the 34-hour trip is well worth it, according to those who participated.
“I love going to Disneyland with my family, but it was such a great experience to be able to go with all my friends,” 2017 Canyon View High School graduate Lexi Davis said. “I’m so thankful that our PTSA was able to pull off the trip and make it so wonderful for everyone that went.”
I’m so thankful that our PTSA was able to pull off the trip and make it so wonderful for everyone that went
Lexi Davis, CVHS Grad
Another graduate, Colin Dawson also said he love the trip because it gave him the opportunity to say goodbye to all of his friends and classmates before going separate ways in life.
“It was super nice that it was such an inexpensive way for us to go to Disneyland and share one last great memory,” Dawson said. “I had an awesome time and it is a memory I won’t forget.”
Graduate Larsen Hulet said of graduating that, “all I know is that I got to go to Disneyland with my best friends.”
This trip is a way for all those Disneyland lovers or potential Disney lovers, to celebrate their graduation. Every year, multiple students, who have never been to Disneyland have the opportunity to participate.
“This trip was my first time going to California and to an amusement park in general,” Graduate Brittney Maxwell said. “I had the time of my life. I wouldn’t have been able to go hadn’t it been for all of the sponsors that helped us go. It was awesome.”
The students pay a portion of the fees required for the trip, but several underlying costs are covered by multiple sponsors. The PTSA would like to thank all of those who contributed to the success of this trip: A & F Designs, Anderton Orthodontics, Evan’s Hairstyling College, Roger Olcott at Farmer’s Insurance, Mountain West Computers, Swinerton Builders, Township Pharmacy, and Webster’s Orthodontics.
PHOTO Courtesy of Tammy Hulet