News from Boissevain School

October 22, 2010

Grad Trip 2010

Filed under: Students — Mr. White @ 4:22 am

We just completed the annual Grad Trip to Minot as 31 Grade 12 students toured Minot State University, shopped, played games, swam and stayed up too, too late.  The History behind the Grad Trip suggests that the purpose of the trip is to allow the Grade 12 class to spend some quality time as a group in their final year of High School.  As you read this Blog, you may have some background information on the Grad Trip (Why it was created, When? etc.).  If you know, please leave a comment.  Casey and Beth were our group’s tour ambassadors at Minot State and did a fabulous job showing us the campus.  It is a very nice facility and over the past few years some of Boissevain School Graduates have attended Minot State.  Once the tour was completed it seemed the main focus was to shop and participate in watersports.  The boys (and a couple of girls) were quite creative in setting up their goals in the game of waterpolo.  After supper a large number of students met in the conference room for games of Apples to Apples and another one that I don’t remember the name.  Can someone help me out?  This allowed for the true  meaning of cooperation between peers and each individual’s competitiveness was displayed.  Wow! Some of the games were quite intense.  It was sure nice to see the interactions taking place between the students and know that they have built those relationships over their school career.



  1. The Grad trip started quite some time ago by Mr. Cohoe. The original idea was an alternative to the grad sneak, which I will not go into. The plan was to take a trip that was partly educational, but mostly about relationships and fun. Mr. Stewart kept up the tradition in his many years as Principal, and I continued with it in my 3 years. I really enjoyed the trips – although I was not that keen on staying up all night – and I don’t think I actually ever did! One of the highlights was the beloved midnight trip to Super Wal-mart – I think Mrs. Sambrook-Adams enjoyed that more than the students though!. One of the best mmemories was the tour of the Air Force Base, we toured a B-52,and learned all about bomb disposal – some of these guys just came back from Iraq, they were definitely entertaining! We also saw the guard dogs, a few students got all the protective gear on and the dogs demonstrated how they track down and subdue a suspect! The great thing was that many students cite the trip as their fondest memory at graduation! This trip is something that does not happen in many – if any – other schools, it is a truly unique and a great experience for the grade 12s. I am glad it is still going strong – even in the age of required passports.

    Comment by mnantais — October 24, 2010 @ 3:53 am | Reply

  2. I love Apples to Apples. I can’t wait for our Grad Trip!It sounds like a great time! At basketball camp we played Apples to Apples every day at lunch. It was so funny and everyones was involved. I think it’s a great game because it gets everyone involved and is hilarious. Some of the stories that came up had everyone in tears from laughing so hard.

    Comment by Casssandra Ronaldo — November 4, 2010 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  3. The annual Grad trip sounds like fun, every year the seniors come back and tell funny and memorable stories. I like how they went on a tour of Minot State University and the Air-Force Base, it’s nice to know the trip has some educational value and it’s exciting knowing your going to attend University in the coming year. I can’t wait till it’s my turn to go on the trip!

    Comment by Regina Phalange — November 4, 2010 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  4. This grad trip sounds like a great idea! I’m sure that it will be remembered for years by those taking part. I’m glad there is eductaional value to this trip and it makes it even better that the students are still having fun. I suggest that you take a visit to the Cold Stone Creamery in the Minot Mall. Delicous ice-cream there. Keep it up BCI!! (JF)

    Comment by Ken Adams — November 4, 2010 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  5. My sister said she had a lot of fun on her grad trip this year. She never mentioned anything about the University, though. Just the other stuff like shopping and stuff. I can’t wait until our grad trip. 😀

    Comment by Ashlee — November 4, 2010 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

  6. From what I hear from the grads this was a very successful trip. With all the staying up late, burger runs, and shopping at Wal-Mart. I can’t till we go on our grad trip in 2012. Hopefully we have as much fun as the kids this year did. I know that every year that people enjoy this every year because its so fun. I know that I would enjoy everything because when we go down for basketball the gym and town is awesome. The University will catch my eye because by that time I will looking for University’s to go to and which one is better for me.

    Comment by Brett B — November 4, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  7. I just stumbled upon this page while chicking out my alma mater, old BCI. I graduated in 1987 and we had one of the first grad trips but we went to Bismarck. We did the whole camping “thing” and had a fantastic time creating some really solid memories as a graduating class. I’m really happy to see that some traditions have continued.

    Comment by Nicole Lehmann (Creighton) — February 4, 2011 @ 4:48 am | Reply

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