Knott’s Berry Farm is a second home for some and a foreign land to others, but on May 7, all SWCTA students have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of the park. Marking the date on their calendars, students are anxious for the California get away, pumped to hop on historical rides such as the Silver Bullet and Boomerang.
“I’ve never been to Knott’s Berry Farm, so I want to ride every single ride there until I puke,” says enthused Lea Ligutom, freshman.
Students can pick up Knott’s Berry Farm field trip packets on the stage during first and second lunch or in the community partnership office. Once the papers are signed and returned, students will receive a ticket that must be brought to the school bank to pay a non-refundable deposit of $20 by March 18. A refund will only occur if a student is one of the winners of the Spring PBL Project Card Contest. Payment in full is due by Friday, April 15, and no exceptions will be made.
“Students will not be allowed to attend if they have not paid their course fees, and they should be passing all of their classes,” states Gia Moore, Community Partnership Coordinator.
On Saturday, May 7, check-in at Southwest will be at 4:30 a.m, and departure at 5:00 a.m. SWCTA students are expected to arrive at the theme park at 10:00 a.m. Once accounted for, students will be free to experience the theme park with friends. At 7:30 p.m., students will report to their assigned bus and will depart Knott’s Berry Farm at 8:00 p.m. SWCTA students will return to campus about 1:00 a.m.
“Students will be assigned by bus at this time. However, things may change as we get closer to the event,” explains Moore.
Being that the excursion is a privilege, all students are expected to act accordingly. Everyone must dress appropriately for the weather, but still be in dress code. No outside food items will be allowed into the theme park, but students are encouraged to bring extra money for souvenirs and food, especially if they are not planning on purchasing a meal voucher with their ticket. Those planning on taking part in the trip should also note that all backpacks, purses, and bags will be inspected upon entrance at the main gate.
“I am looking forward to Knott’s Berry Farm and having fun with the students. I love them! The whole purpose of the trip is to reward students for hard work, and I expect a great time. I’ve been there before, and my best memory was riding Montezuma’s Revenge,“ shares Dr. Michael Georges, Dental Assisting Instructor.