Last week, a small group of SCH seniors placed a voluntary pause on their summer plans to spend five days on the Appalachian Trail with Philadelphia's Outward Bound School. On the expedition, the challenges are as real as they come. Between backpacking lengthy hikes on difficult terrain and pitching camp in a torrential downpour, students learn communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills that help them emerge physically and mentally stronger. Now ready to take on the expedition again, these twelve seniors will become peer mentors to SCH's incoming 9th grade class when they all journey back to the Appalachian Trail this September.
Pictured left to right: Matt Norcini (Head of Upper School), Marco Goldberg, Abbie Rorke, George Peck, Trevor Meyer, Morgan Brown, Maggie Pearson, Jake Carpenter, Alysa Akins, Max Scheuermann, Oliver Peck, Rex Leininger, and Emma Stern. Front: Outward Bound's leaders.