Class of 2020 goes to New York City


Blot photo by Jamie Nickerson

Seniors Ainsley Vetter of Wall and Emily Madeira of Howell walk through a section of Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.

Meredith Prud'homme

The class of 2020 kicked off their final year at CHS together by traveling to New York City on Wednesday Sept. 25 for the annual senior trip. Students toured Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum, ate lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co., and saw the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Senior Juliana Greenwood of Wall described the trip as “touristy” but fun. 

“All the stuff we did was really touristy, but they were all well-planned for the big group we had,” Greenwood said. “I thought the play was good and I had a lot of fun overall.”

Senior Jill Fukushima of Eatontown enjoyed the trip, although she wanted to visit more in New York City.

“I wish we could have done more,” Fukushima said. “I really enjoyed Ripley’s though.”

Planning for the trip began last year, supplemented by a number of fundraisers used to lower individual ticket costs. In June, the class voted to choose “Dear Evan Hansen” over their other possible show option, “Come From Away.” 

Senior Ryan Swanson of Brielle had looked forward to the trip, especially the musical, and enjoyed the Broadway performance. 

“I’ve been excited to see Dear Evan Hansen for months now and I thought it was very well done,” Swanson said.