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Costa Rica adventure

A group of seventh and eighth graders from Thomas Hunter Middle School went on an adventure, spending the week of spring break in Costa Rica, Central America. Led by seventh grade science teacher Jerry Ligon, the group got to experience travel—some flying for the first time—and staying in many unique and beautiful places. The group learned much about Costa Rica’s biodiversity, wildlife and culture, toured the Tirimbina rainforest, white-water rafted in the Sarapiqui, zip-lining over the canopy of the cloud forest in Monteverde, hiked the Arenal Volcano, and did so much more. “They’re still kids, but have grown to be so independent,” said kindergarten teacher Amy Ashberry, who served as a chaperone and taught many of the same youngsters years before. “Each and every one was respectful, responsible, well-behaved, and always on-time. We could not be more proud of these kids and the way they represented Mathews on our journey to Costa Rica.” Shown here at the Arenal Volcano are, front row...

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