Sixth-graders pay way for coast trip

Enterprise Elementary sixth-graders raised money to pay their own way on an educational trip to the Oregon coast later this month. Photo by Elane Dickenson

After months of planning, the 32 students in Enterprise Elementary's sixth grade have earned enough money to make a trip to the Oregon coast at no cost to the Enterprise School District.

The cost of the trip is $200 per student, and each student was responsible for raising their own funds, with the effort beginning last October. In addition to odd jobs, class projects included a recent bike-a-thon.

Sixth grade teachers Tori Christman and Pattie Finley will lead the group on its four-day trip April 21-24. In all, 10 chaperones will accompany the students.

Among planned stops are the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Multnomah Falls, touring a skyscraper, OMSI, the Oregon Zoo, Tillamook Cheese Factory, the Air Museum and the Oregon coast.

The teachers and the sixth-grade students would once again like to thank the parents, the community and everyone who helped with the bike-a-thon fund-raiser.

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