Junior and senior National Honor Society members will be heading to Nashville, Tennessee for the third time since 2005 as a part of the annual NHS trip. Students will be doing multiple activities in Nashville.
The day starts off at RCA Studio B, where students have the opportunity to professionally record a song and have it burned on a CD. They will then depart to Ryman Auditorium, a live performance venue.
After spending time in the Ryman Auditorium, students will walk to the Wildhorse Saloon for lunch, where they will also learn how to line dance. The venue will play the songs on the CDs students recorded at RCA Studio B to line dance to. Students will then depart to Fort Nashborough, a historical area where pioneers lead by James Robertson built shelter from Indian attacks in 1780.
After a quick photo, students will then walk to the Country Music Hall of Fame to learn more about the culture and history of the genre of music. Close in the area is the Hatch Show Print, where students can print their own design of something on a product of their choice, such as a t-shirt. Similarly to the Country Music Hall of Fame, students will be able to visit the Music City Walk of Fame Park. Engraved pavements of Nashville music legends reside there. Students will then eat at BB King’s Blues Club, a well known restaurant which serves southern specialities. Students will also be able to enjoy the musical acts which complete the country-loving Nashville atmosphere.
NHS sponsor Melissa Higgins enjoys this annual trip both for the NHS students and for herself. Higgins believes the students are most excited about recording a song and being able to line dance to it.
“It gives the kids that work hard all year long a chance to relax and unwind before finals,” said Higgins.
Story by Sara Kesterson