The first group of brave HS leadership students hiked the Highland Backpacking Trail in Algonquin this past weekend. There was ice on the trails and thunderstorms to hold them back, but that didn’t dampen their spirits. Highlights included spotting some moose, singing on the trails, and building amazing campfires with only flints. Most of all, their leadership teachers Mr. Panchal, Ms. Coopman and Mr. Mulock are so proud of the students’ teamwork and their mental and physical stamina on the trek. Stay tuned for more news and photos of the next leadership trip on May 22.