Upper School Students on Annual New York City Trip See Broadway, NBC Studios and Harry Styles

Thirty one students eagerly filed on their bus last week with their faculty advisors, anticipating an action-packed adventure to New York City from Nov. 14-16, 2019. Every minute proved to be worth the trip!

Their first stop? A personalized tour through Hudson Yards in Manhattan and a stroll through Central Park. The next day, the troupe made it to The Metropolitan Museum of Art where they saw exhibits like “The Last Night,” “Epic Abstraction” and “The Renaissance of Etching.”

Next up was the greatly anticipated tour of NBC studios to watch the cast of “Saturday Night Live” rehearse for their Saturday show with Harry Styles—made possible by alumnus and current SNL writer Scott Weinstein ’91. When asked if she had the chance to meet the former boyband member, Lila Rosen ’23 said when he saw the gaggle of teens walking in his direction, he made a quick exit. 

“We watched them rehearse a skit from the control room the day before the episode aired,” she said. “We watched them do blocking and manipulate cameras—it was really neat.”

Another highlight of the trip was seeing “Beetlejuice” on Broadway. Students were really impressed with the production value of the show and appreciated seeing firsthand where a career in the arts could take them. 

After visiting Washington Square Park, the group made it back to their buses to head home.

Jillian Reed ’23 was excited to be able to go to New York City with her classmates. “Learning outside the classroom is great for us to learn more about the real world,” she said. “It was great life experience.” 

Addy Rosen ’23 had a blast. “It’s an experience that will last a lifetime,” she said. 

Students who attended the trip were:

Kai Bartol ’20

Bryan Bejarano ’23

Charlie Cantrell ’20

Abby Carlsmith ’22

Tori Chapel ’22

Zach Farrell’23

Olivia Foreman ’20

Peter Francis ’20

Evelyn Gardner ’20

Andrew Hair ’20

Tyler Hamlin ’20

Bailey Harkins ’20

Chapman Holt ’20

Sam Janovetz ’20

Spencer King ’20

Perry McKay ’20

Sadie McNaughton ’22

George Minton ’23

Lilia Myers ’23

Katie Philpott ’23

Emma Reaghard ’23

Jillian Reed ’23

Josh Reed ’20

Logan Reed ’23

Addy Rosen ’23

Lila Rosen ’23

Bennett Short ’24

Cameron Somers ’22

Ashley Stack ’20

Ray Tahhan ’20

Abby Verostic ’23