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High School Spanish teachers Christine Muenich and Christine Engel led 18 students on a trip to Guatemala and Belize. Shown, front from left: Carly Wunrow, Brittany Dusek, Alison Casey, Jamie Handlos, Ellen Patrick and Trisha Pylkas; middle from left: Christine Engel, Molly Shippy, Renee Schoenthaler, Linzie Gienau, Danielle Olsen, Grace Nielson, Sara Hove and Hope Branigan; back, from left: Hidee Engel, Michael Smits, Colin Cosgrove, Travis Jones, Tyler Jones and Christine Muenich. (submitted photos)

RFHS students take eye-opening excursion

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A group of 18 River Falls High School students recently left comforts of home to travel across the globe with Spanish teachers Christine Muenich and Christine Engel.


Students ditched old perceptions and immersed themselves in Hispanic culture. Their 10 day experience included stays in Antigua and Tikal, Guatemala and San Ignacio and San Pedro, Belize.

After a 22 hour flight to Antigua, Guatemala, students were immediately drawn into their surroundings.

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