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BA students expand horizons during Interim Session

Under former headmaster Dr. Randy Wall’s leadership, the Interim Session was created for the purpose of expanding student’s horizons through travel, internships and community service. In 2014, the Interim Session was February 24-28, for grades 5th-12th.

BA fifth and sixth graders in Atlanta, Ga., at the Carter Presidential Center.
BA fifth and sixth graders in Atlanta, Ga., at the Carter Presidential Center.

For students in fifth through tenth grades, students had the opportunity to either participate in a trip or a variety of on-campus classes focusing on subjects such as Latin Mosaics, Science Labs, Writing Labs, Computer Coding, Yoga, and SAT Prep, and two one-day trips to Caw Caw Nature Preserve and the St. Helena library.

All 11th and 12th graders participated in weeklong internships at a variety of organizations including: Animal Medical Center; Beaufort Chamber of Commerce; Beaufort County Open Land Trust; Healthlink for Children; Beaufort Memorial Hospital — radiology, anesthesiology and nursing; Buyck Law Firm; Duke Energy; the chambers of Judge Marvin Dukes; Family Promise; Forest Management Services; Historic Beaufort Foundation; Hunting Island State Park; Kazoobie Kazoos; Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort; Parris Island Museum; River Oaks Assisted Living; Telfair Museums of Savannah; USCB Performing Arts Center; Ward Edwards Engineering; W.E.D., Wedding. Event. Design.; Wells Fargo Advisors offices of Tumlin, Levin & Sumner Investment Group; WHHI-TV; YMCA; and YoungLife.

Students in grades 5 and 6 had the opportunity to take a four-day class trip to Atlanta where they toured

BA interns at the OR at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  Left to right: Patrick Mazzeo, Jack Olsson and Brynna Ferry.
BA interns at the OR at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Left to right: Patrick Mazzeo, Jack Olsson and Brynna Ferry.

the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the Georgia Aquarium, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, the Center for Disease Control, the Atlanta Federal Reserve and Monetary Museum, the CNN Studio, World of Coca Cola, Turner Field and Underground Atlanta.

Students in grades 7 and 8 had the opportunity to take a five-day class trip to Washington, D.C., and visited the National Zoo, the Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, the Capitol building, and Smithsonian Museums, the Vietnam Memorial, the Spy and Holocaust museums, and George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon.

Students in grades 9 and 10 had the opportunity to take a four-day Marine Biology trip to MarineLab education center in Key Largo, Florida, where they snorkeled among the seagrass, mangroves, and on coral reefs, while collecting small invertebrates to bring back to the on-site labs.

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