Heather Peackham, Chattanooga, TN– ‘Tis the season to be adventurous. Outside of decorating homes, sitting in front of a
toasty fire while drinking hot coco and anxiously waiting to devour mom’s homemade turkey, students all around are planning adventures of a lifetime to take place over break.
Carly Morris, a freshman from Cleveland, Tenn., is planning a mission trip to celebrate the holidays.
“I am going to Haiti the week after Christmas to help out at New Life Orphanage with my church,” Morris said. “This is not the first trip I have taken there, so I am so excited because I will get to see the kids that I met this summer and spend another week with them. I’m really grateful for this opportunity.”
Andrew Wicks, a senior from Ooltewah, Tenn., is traveling across the country.
“I am pretty excited to travel and climb over most of the break,” Wicks said. “I am going to many different climbing spots in the South and I’m most likely going to travel to New York.”
Hendrik Greve, a junior from Greenfield, Tenn., still plans to work over break, but will enjoy a “white” holiday on the slopes.
“For most of my break, I will be working and studying hard for my Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT),” Greve said.
“However, I will be taking some time off to relax and go on a skiing trip with some of my friends. I am very happy that I get to do that.”
Melissa Darroch, a sophomore from Martin, Tenn., said rather than traveling far and wide, she is happy for the simple things.
“I am honestly just excited to be home for the first time after the whole semester,” Darroch said. “I know that I will be prepping for Christmas by participating in some extreme Black Friday shopping.”
So, no matter how near or far the travels may be, students are making the most out of their Holiday Break.