Sophomore/Freshman Executive Committees plan for Cedar Point field trip


Allison Little

Palfey also organizes field trips for the gym classes. He plans on continuing to run Sophmore Executive club for years to come.

Millenium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Valravn, GateKeeper, Maverick, Blue Streak, Rougarou and Raptor. 

Some students will get to experience these roller coaster rides at Cedar Point. Sophomore Executive Committee will be going to Cedar Point for an end of the year field trip on May 26. Only 50 members can go on the field trip, but there are 63 students in the club. 

“I just said that the first 50 members to turn in the permission slip would be going. So far only 47 have turned in their slips, so it shouldn’t be an issue. I also believe some students disqualified themselves from the field trip because of demerits. There were also sports events that day, so some members couldn’t go,” Palfey said. 

Palfey has run the club for over 10 years. 

“It’s just a good way to get the kids that are new to the school involved in something. And usually they’re the leaders of the class. So I like to try to lead them in the right way and get involved in the school, and most of them go on to be junior and senior executives,” Palfey said. 

Sophomore Mark (MJ) Harrington will be attending the field trip.

“I’m really glad that we chose to go to Cedar Point instead of Hershey or Delgrossos because I feel like clubs always go there. It’s a unique place to go, and I’m really excited to ride all the rides there,” Harrington said.

The bus ride to Cedar Point is over four hours long. Harrington plans to get to the bus early to get a good seat for the long bus ride. 

“A lot of people in the club are athletes, so they know what it’s like to be on such long bus rides. I don’t think people will mind the bus ride too much. I know I won’t. As long as I get a good seat next to my friends it will be pretty good,” Harrington said. 

The members of the club will be given food passes that were paid for in advance, so they can eat food in the park without worrying about paying. 

“We fundraised all year, so we did not have to pay a lot of money for the field trip. The money we did pay was for the food, and I love the way that the food is being organized. It’s going to be nice not having to worry about carrying money around the park,” sophomore Teagan Fanelli said. 

This is the first year the club is doing a big field trip to an amusement park, but Palfey plans on continuing to do trips like these in the future. Palfey says that the students are free to go off on their own when in the park. 

“I’ll have their cell phone, and they will have mine. If something goes wrong we will easily be able to communicate with each other, and I trust these students to be safe and respectful,” Palfey said. 

Fanelli will be attending this field trip, and she will join junior executive committee next year. 

“I love sophomore executive committee. It makes me feel like a leader. Every field trip we went on this year was so much fun, and I even enjoyed selling all the candy boxes. Palfey was such a great example for us, and I cannot wait to continue to improve in junior executive committee,” Fanelli said.