Students visit alternative places for personal growth and cultural awareness.
Spring break is approaching and some Lancers are preparing for alternative destinations. From the frigid weather of Iceland to the tropical climate of the Turks and Caicos, these students are packing their Gilmour spirit and open minds to their extraordinary places.
Erika Lawrence (`16) will be traveling to the Turks and Caicos for the first time. Lawrence said, “It does not matter where we go. As long as we are together, we will be able to bond as a family.” She is looking forward to relaxing on the beach with her parents.
Hilton Head Island is 1,466 miles northwest of the British archipelago and is the travel destination for Andrew King (`16). King’s family is looking for property there. The adventurous King family believes that Hilton Head would be a great place to reside. King said, “Any location with a cool and eclectic beach community is the best! I would love to live by or on a beach (as would anyone else!).” Along with the house hunting, King is looking forward to kayaking—one of his favorite pastimes. The Kings will be spending time in Sea Pines, the Harbor and Daufuskie Island. All are sub-communities of Hilton Head.
Any location with a cool and eclectic beach community is the best! Andrew King (`16)
Gilmour promotes expanding cultural horizons, which is something Sarah Harmon (`15) will be doing. The Harmons will be exploring Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Harmon believes location does not matter as much as her fellow travelers. She said,
“You can go anywhere in the world and have a great time as long as you make the best out of it and go forward with an outgoing and positive attitude.”
Over 5,000 miles of Earth will be explored by these three students. Whether they are going to spend time with family, or find a new residence, these Lancers plan to bring with them the “character” and “spirit” that embodies “Gilmour” here at the Academy.