The Cabrini Connections' program rewarded over 20 students with a fun-filled day at Six Flags Great America on July 26, 2008. The students were rewarded for their positive attendance in the program during the final academic quarter of the 2007-2008 school year. We are proud to announce that 34 students were eligible for the trip by attending the program 6 out of 8 times during that quarter. Congratulations and we encourage the students to continue to exhibit a commitment to the program!
The students entered the program early that Saturday morning and were welcomed to a breakfast provided and served by Cabrini Connections' staff and volunteers. After breakfast and final announcements the group boarded the bus and headed off to the amusement park. Once at the park the group decided to eat their lunch early in an effort to have more time inside the park. The student's lunch consisted of Subway sandwiches, variety bags of chips, cookies, juice, and a bottled water to stay hydrated in the heat.
Once inside the park, the volunteers, parents, students, staff, and even the group's bus driver took park in all of the activities and excitement that Six Flags has to offer. For nearly 7 hours the various groups rode rides, played the games, ate food and snacks, and visited Hurricane Harbor to beat the heat.
As the event began to come to an end all met back up around 7:00 pm, with some parts of the group exhausted from the fun-filled day and some parts of the group wanting more time in the park. The group boarded the bus for dinner and departure from Six Flags Great America. From the interactions and discussions throughout the day, I would say that everyone had a positive GREAT 'AMERICAN' EXPERIENCE!!!
Hopefully next summer we will have even more students attend the event, and for this to take place we will need more and more students attending the program on a continuous and consistent basis and will need more and more people to support our program and events such as this one by donating funds to the Cabrini Connections.