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Trip Week


Each spring, CDS students in grades 7th – 12th participate in our annual Trip Week!  This is a week where each grade participates in a class trip to facilitate learning beyond the classroom.  Some trips are educational focused, some are serviced focused, but all are geared to enhancing the learning beyond the classroom and developing the character of our students.

11th Grade – College Tours

Trip week for Juniors is all about college exploration.  We kicked the week off with a college fair on Tuesday.  Breakfast, an informational session presented by college counselors, lunch and a fair with over 30 colleges represented prepared the students for our trip Wednesday – Friday.

Traveling over 800 miles and visiting 5 universities, we attended informational sessions, campus walking tours and enjoyed lunch and dinner each day in campus dining halls.  We also had the opportunity to catch up with CDS alum and put our toes in the sand at Wrightsville Beach!

Wednesday:  VA Tech and Liberty University

Thursday:  ECU and UNC- Wilmington

Friday:  NC State

Mrs. Willard and Mrs. Hardee are thankful for the time spent with our juniors.  Campus visits, traveling on the bus and downtime at the hotels gave us the opportunity to get to know each of them better and to enjoy their fun personalities!