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Fifth grade Pueo take flight to Oahu

By Staff | Jun 9, 2016

The Maui Preparatory Academy fifth-graders visited the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, Bishop Museum and other sites during their field trip to Oahu.

NAPILI – On May 11-13, 2016, Maui Preparatory Academy’s fifth grade class went on a field trip to Oahu. They were accompanied by their classroom teacher, Mrs. Bulat, and three other wonderful chaperones: Mrs. Kirkham, Ms. Rutz and Mr. Parnell. On Oahu, they visited fantastic museums and historic landmarks. The fifth-graders had a delightful academic experience, but also a journey of independence.

During their stay, the students went to fascinating tourist attractions, such as the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor and the Bishop Museum. They also had a blast zipping down the waterslides at Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterpark.

Each adventure was so marvelously unique, but they all had one thing in common: every person they met was so kind and generous. How did Maui Prep pay for the trip, you ask? Well, the students worked hard all year fundraising. They recycled, had a bake sale and sold leis at Maui Prep’s May Day Ceremony.

On their very first day back to school since the trip, the entire class agreed that this was the best field trip ever. All of Maui Prep’s staff thought the same. They thought it was a great opportunity for the students to be helpful and independent.

“My favorite part of the trip was visiting the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, and learning how the attack of Pearl Harbor went down,” said fifth-grader Emma.

Everyone is excited to see what the trip will be like for all the future fifth-graders at Maui Prep, but everyone hopes it will be just as extraordinary as this year’s trip.