Teens who travel

From vacations to mission trips, LHS students have been around the world

Pic by Alex Ragan

   With a passport in hand, he finds his seat on the plane, where he will be sitting for the many hours. He sits down and begins to listen to the flight attendant explain how to buckle his seatbelt. Students at Lindale high school don’t just stay within city limits. Many students at our school travel out of the country.

   “After helping this band I know put on a show locally, they asked me to help them when they went to Germany,” senior Storm Corbin said. “We stayed there for about 2 weeks. It is really different from America. The theater we played in was beautiful; it was only a little bigger than the House of Blues in Dallas. ”

   Students travel for many different reasons from . Many students from our school have travelled out of the country for mission work which sometimes lasts from days to a year.

   “This past summer I went to Africa,” senior Anneliese Bell said. “I was there for six weeks by myself. It was a little strange because the whole time I was there I couldn’t talk to my family. I’ve never done anything like that before. But the experience was totally worth it.

  An interesting experience that some of our students have had is that of living at sea aboard a hospital ship.   Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. 

   “I lived in Africa when I was younger,” senior Cailin Elliott said. “We lived on a ship and traveled the coast of Africa. It was a really great experience. It was very different from what we’re used to here in America. You can’t walk down the street and see a McDonalds on every corner. I think it played a part into who I am.”