Nov. 1 art auction to raise money for GCHS student trip to Europe
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Grand County High School (GCHS) French and art students will hold an art auction Nov. 1 to raise money for a trip to Europe next summer. The event, which features local and student artwork, will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North.

All funds raised will help the 18 and three chaperones travel to Paris, the Riviera and Rome next summer to study art, language, and culture.

Students on the 10-day trip will participate in walking tours of Paris, Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, while sampling local cuisine, learning about ancient and modern art, touring a perfume factory and a variety of other events. Some students will also be traveling to Capri and Pompeii as part of a two-day optional trip extension.

Students also have the opportunity to visit the Versailles palace in France and Siena, Italy.

Through immersion in culture, language, and art, the students hope to gain knowledge, improve their language skills, and have fun exploring Europe.

The auction preview begins at 6 p.m., and dessert and a drawing will follow the live auction. The students have been planning and fundraising for the trip since the beginning of the 2013 school year. Monthly meetings are held to discuss travel requirements, help students learn travel skills and survival French and Italian phrases for those who have not taken French classes at GCHS.

The students also discuss journaling techniques and fundraising ideas during the meetings. Preparations for the trip will continue throughout the school year. A departure date of late May or early June is expected.


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