Loyola offers opportunity of a lifetime to cub adventurers

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By Robert Dickson, Conor Gaffney, and Chris Combs

San Diego College Tour

Date: October 2015

Offered to grades: 11, 12

Purpose: Students take a one-day trip to visit and tour San Diego State University, University of San Diego and University of California, San Diego.

 

Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN)

Led by: Mr. Tom Zeko

Date: November 2015

Offered to grades: 10,11,12

Purpose: Students travel to our nation’s capital to lobby for comprehensive immigration reform, environmental justice, and changes to U.S. foreign policy in Central America.

 

Winter Europe Experience

Led by: Mr. Dan Annarelli and Mr. Tom Goepel

Date: January 2016

Offered to grades: 9,10, 11, 12

Purpose: Students travel to Italy for an opportunity to develop a greater global perspective and deepen their appreciation for culture, art and travel.

 

East Coast College Tour

Led by: Mr. Terry Caldwell and Ms. Gina Liberotti

Date: January 2016

Offered to grades: 11

Purpose: Current juniors travel to visit state schools, top-tier Jesuit institutions and the Ivy League.

 

Honors Astronomy Class Trip

Led by: Mr. Andrey Aristov

Date: March 2016

Offered to grades: Seniors in Mr. Aristov’s Astronomy class

Purpose: Students enrolled in Honors Astronomy are invited to travel to Tucson to visit some of the top astronomical sites in the U.S. including Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak and the Mirror Lab on the campus of University of Arizona.

 

California College Tour

Led by: Mr. Dan Annarelli and Mr. Kelly Farland

Date: March 2016

Offered to grades: 11

Purpose: Juniors visit various private and public California colleges and universities.

 

Midwest College Tour

Led by: Mr. Terry Caldwell and Ms. Daryl Crowley

Date: March 2016

Offered to grades: 11

Purpose: The tour begins at the University of Michigan and makes its way down to Chicago, visiting a variety of colleges and universities located in the central region of the country.

 

Speech & Debate: Tournament of Champions

Led by:  Mr. Michael Overing

Date: May 2016

Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Purpose: Throughout the year, the Speech & Debate team travels to Berkeley, Calif.; Dallas, Tex.; Salt Lake, Utah; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Las Vegas, Nev. The Tournament of Champions, an invitational tournament, takes place at the University of Kentucky.

 

Discover China Experience

Led by: Mr. Michael Mikita and Mr. Dan Annarelli

Date: Summer 2016

Offered to grades: 10,11,12

Purpose: Students travel to China to learn about Chinese history, culture, art and language while visiting famous Chinese sites like the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven, Xi’an and Colonial Shanghai.

 

West African Summer Trip

Led by: Mr. Roger Stewart

Date: Summer 2016

Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Purpose: Students explore Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana. The excursion is comprised of service, education, and cultural immersion.

 

New Orleans Immersion

Led by: Mr. Baham, Mr. P.J. Pascale ‘78, and Ms. Christine Alcantar

Date: June 2016

Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Purpose: The New Orleans delegation will continue Loyola’s annual community service trip to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. In past years, students have engaged in service activities such as volunteering at a daycare center, planting gardens and rebuilding houses.

 

National Junior Classical League Convention

Led by: Ms. Teresa Kawamata

Dates: July 2016

Offered to grades: 9,10,11,12

The JCL team travels around the country competing in academic tournaments. This year, the team will compete in Irvine, Calif. and Bloomington, Ind.

 

Spain, France, & Italy Ignatian Tour

Led by: Ms. Tika Lee

Date: Summer 2016

Offered to grades: 10,11

Purpose: Students have a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius in Spain, France and Italy while meeting students from other Jesuit high schools.

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