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Students tour Old Montreal to the Underground

MONTREAL Students from Northeastern Clinton Central School recently had the opportunity to take in some Canadian culture during a visit to Old Montreal and Montreals underground city. This years annual trip by the schools CAP French class took senior students across the border as a means to bring the foundation of French-Canadian culture to American students. I thought it was an interesting trip to go on, and it was different from our usual field trips, said student Colleen Honan. When students first arrived, they were charged with the challenge of a building scavenger hunt. They had to walk through Old Montreal to find all of the monuments on their list with only a map to help them. To document they had been there, the students were required to have their chaperone take a photograph of them beside the monument. I liked to walk around Old Montreal and see all the historic buildings, said Honan. After having found their way back to the bus, the group continued on their trip to the underground city of Montreal. The students spent the remainder of their time in Montreal shopping for souvenirs in the crowded, many-floored, underground shopping center. I think they enjoyed being in a new environment; its a lot different than Champlain, Rouses Point, and Mooers, commented Janet McFetridge, NCCS French teacher and group leader. The students overall seemed to enjoy experiencing a different culture. The trip to Montreal was an amazing experience. We were able to see another culture and have a great time doing it, stated student Gerald Marks. After hearing about how much fun the seniors had on the Montreal trip, the underclassmen have become increasingly interested in continuing with French. Its the hope of students McFetridge and NCCS will continue to offer the opportunity to future classes. Karee Magee is a student correspondent from Northeastern Clinton Central School.

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