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Students Have a Blast on Last-Minute Kayaking Trip

Students of all ages had a great time paddling down the Cartecay River in Ellijay, Georgia. 13 students of all grades and 3 teachers participated in the excursion. Photo: Gus Whyte

Pace students had a great time paddling down the Cartecay River in Ellijay, Ga. Thirteen students from all grades and three teachers participated in the excursion.
Photo: Gus Whyte

Mr. Day, Mr. Whyte and Mr. Ballard decided late on a Thursday afternoon to propose a kayaking trip to upper school students on Friday during morning announcements, hoping to get a few kids to join them. However, they got way more than they were expecting. Thirteen kids showed up at 8:30 on Sunday morning, Aug. 25 to travel to the Cartecay River in Ellijay, Ga. Students spent all day on the river, kayaking and enjoying themselves with fellow students.

Mr. Day deemed the day a success, saying, “I think it went really well… The kids did great, it was a pretty day, and everybody enjoyed it.” The students concurred. “It was really, really fun, even though I’d never kayaked before in my life,” said sophomore Mary Stuart Gray. “My favorite part of the trip was one really big rapid that was a big drop and we all got to go on it, and because it was next to rocks we could take our kayak back up the rocks and do it again and again,” said sophomore Lauren Archer. The last part of the trip was the best for many students. They enjoyed a mid-afternoon meal at one of three restaurants –Waffle House, Zaxby’s or Subway — wrapping up a fun Sunday for both students and teachers.


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