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News Education MEC and FHS students return from nine day tour of Europe

A group of Macon Early College and Franklin High Schools students have returned from a nine-day adventure touring Europe. Visiting London, Rome, Italy, and Germany the group of 28 teachers and students explored destinations such as the Alps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Sistine Chapel.

“The trip was fantastic,” said MEC teacher Meghan Reynolds. “We had a few mishaps after we landed in London, with our flight to Rome being cancelled. It took us two days, and four separate flights to get to Rome, but once we got there, the trip was amazing. The kids saw a lot and learned a lot, and it was awesome to be able to experience that with them.”

In addition to touring historical landmarks, students were educated in the diverse culture and vast difference between America and Europe.

“I think they realized how convenient American society is, and just how good we have it in this country,” said Reynolds. “We had a lot of fun, but we were also excited to come back home. I want to say a special thank you to our parents/chaperones, including Mike Chastain, Melissa Cope, Missy Curtis, Tara Doster, Jean Davis, Debbie Reeves, and Margaret Simpson. They were such a huge help and helped us navigate some of the crazier parts of the trip! Another thank you to everyone who supported this trip, and especially the Macon County Academic Foundation. It was an unforgettable experience that made a significant impact on all who went.”

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