Seniors Attend the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Allison Davis, reporter/editor

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On Wednesday, November 13th, the senior class took a field trip to Hammond, Louisiana, to attend the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. The field trip was in conjunction with the seniors’ English IV classes on British literature and meant to give students a first-hand look at life during the sixteenth century.  Students enjoyed ax throwing, live performances, face painting, jousting and falconry. There were also demonstrations on glass blowing, cooking, blacksmithing, weaving, candle making, and carpentry. Dozens of booths included a wide variety of food, drinks, and souvenirs.

When asked what her favorite part of the festival was, Kadi Alford responded, “the Museum of Torture was fun, because we got to run around and scare little kids.” Lauren Leep and Allison Davis walked around for fifteen minutes looking for Dave’s Donuts, which served the best hot chocolate at the fair, according to multiple students. Even though it was extremely cold, the senior class enjoyed the festival and interacting with the actors, who were dressed in period costume.