The National Honor Society Takes Boston by Storm


On Friday, November 20th, the seniors of the BHS National Honor Society trekked up to Boston, Massachusetts on their annual trip. In Mr. Fazio’s first year as Honor Society advisor, he stepped up in a big way, putting on a great trip with Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Indenbaum, and Mrs. Moscola. In all, they chaperoned 38 NHS students.

Friday was the first day of the trip, and we left the high school at 6:45 in the morning to arrive at our first destination, Quincy Market, around 1 PM for lunch. The seniors spent the bus ride singing along to Pitch Perfect and blasting what Mr. Fazio called, “the best music kids have played on this trip” through the speakers. After an hour or so, at the famous market, students made their ways to Harvard where they took guided tours of the campus. Later on in the evening, they saw Bunker Hill, the site of a breathtaking monument to the Revolutionary War, and along with that came a self-guided tour of the museum down the street. Students went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner that night and spent the rest of it in the hotel, enjoying MarioKart and FIFA tournaments.

Saturday, started with a guided tour of Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox’s baseball stadium was set up for the Notre Dame vs. Boston College football game in the Shamrock Series, which made the experience more amazing as you got to see a football field and a baseball field all in one setting. Mr. Fazio, the new advisor of the NHS, said, “The Fenway tour was my favorite. I’ve been to the stadium before, but I never took the tour. I just thought it was pretty cool.”

Joe Tierney agreed: “The trip was amazing. It was great interacting with all my classmates, and I had a great time on all the tours, especially Bunker Hill and Fenway Park.”

Later that day, seniors went to Quincy Market again, for shopping and lunch. They later headed to the Boston Museum of Science, where they watched a dinosaur IMAX and saw exhibits in the museum. The overall highlight of this particular venture was definitely the gift shop. About five students bought “Airzookas,” small cannons that shoot air at people (which was funny, right up until you got hit in the face with air while you were trying to sleep).

After the museum, the seniors walked the famous and historic Freedom Trail where a tour guide dressed in colonial attire showed off still more historic landmarks in Boston. That night for dinner, they went to a restaurant in Cambridge called Fire and Ice. This is a grill where customers go to the “market” and pick out the ingredients to grill together. After dinner, students took a ghost tour through the old city where our tour guide told us ghost stories relating to specific places in Boston.

Sunday was our final day in the beautiful city, we spent our final hours in Dorchester at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and later started our journey home to Bethpage.

Overall, this trip was a great experience that genuinely brought a group of kids together and created memories to last a lifetime.

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