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Crown Point class plans whale watch trek

CROWN POINT - Crown Point Central School students are planning a field trip, a whale of a field trip.

The sixth grade will make the school's first-ever whale watch adventure this spring.

"Usually the sixth grade goes to New York City," explained teacher Jarrad Andersen. "This year we've decided to do something a bit different. We're going to Plymouth (Mass.) for a whale watch and then to Boston to see the aquarium and some museums. It's going to be a great experience."

The weekend trip will be similar to whale watch treks taken by Ticonderoga Middle School and St. Mary's School in Ticonderoga.

In fact, Kyle Lang, a Ti Middle School teacher and Crown Point alumnus, is helping Andersen with the arrangements.

"Kyle's been a tremendous help," Andersen said.

The 16 students in the Crown Point sixth grade are raising money for the trip.

They will host an Italian dinner Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria.

During the dinner students will also sell tickets for a basket raffle. The baskets will be on display during the evening.

Also part of the raffle is a $100 gift certificate from Avery Energy in Crown Point, a home heating fuel provider. Andersen noted Will Deyo, owner of Avery Energy, has a nephew, Matt Munson, in the class.

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