Middle Schoolers explore the Florida Keys

Community service, wakeboarding, and visits to a turtle hospital were just a few of the activities that middle schoolers and three faculty members experienced during their trip to the warm and sunny Florida Keys during the first week of Rabun Gap’s Spring Break.

The trip provided numerous opportunities to immerse students in the Florida Key lifestyle and culture. Their activity calendar was packed full of incredible adventures which included swimming with dolphins, taking airboat tours, holding alligators, and paddle boarding. They even enjoyed some snorkeling and had the chance to see a manatee in person.

The faculty who chaperoned were Ms. Rachel BySura, Middle School math teacher, Ms. Nicole Ager, Upper School science teacher, and Mr. Johnathan BySura, Middle School science teacher and Experiential Education Coordinator. Mr. BySura plans the trip each year and focuses the learning activities around marine ecology.

“What an incredible experience for the students and a wonderful opportunity for us as chaperones to get to know them better,” said BySura. “Every year is so different even though the experiences are often the same. I will always remember this group as being extremely helpful, excited, and anxious - yet eager - to do more even though they thought they could.”

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Rabun Gap, GA. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we combine our strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people who are eager to learn and grow.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, creed, or national origin.