Industrial Tech Club takes trip to Europe

The students took a little time out of their trip for a group photo. This was taken near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

As the summer winds down and the first day of school nears, students are sometimes asked by family and friends what their favorite memories were from the past few months.


For 18 students from Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School, it will likely be traveling abroad for two weeks that ends up at the top.


These students, along with five adults and 30 others hailing from four other states spent June 11 through June 24 soaking up the sights and sounds of some of the most well-known destinations in Europe.


C-D-G junior Zach Frye said prior to the trip, he was most looking forward to traveling out of the country for the first time.


“It is hard for me to put into words how great the trip was,” he said, adding how he enjoyed seeing all the different types of building architecture in person rather than in just pictures.


Craig Warnke, the group leader and supervisor, believes traveling to places like these are important because they are an opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time.


“Many of them may never have the opportunity to go to Europe again, but will always remember the rich culture and history they were exposed to in this trip,” he explained.


Read more about the group’s European experience in the August 7 issue of the Wright County Monitor.