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ECHS students tour Europe
Effingham County High School students and teachers who toured Europe are, left to right, front row: Kelly Farmer, Erika Payne, Jenna Ambrose, Alyssa McBryde, Danielle Abbs, Allie Partain, Rachel Oglesby, Autumn Gruber, Victoria Webb, Morgan Robinson, Merry Robinson, Liza Martin. Back row: Keith Martin, Royce Rahn, Jordan Shuman, Chris Boyette, Jonathan Duff, G.P. Helmly, Russ Woods, Richard Morgan, Nancy Morgan, Mike Baczynski, Beth Kight, Brian Holt, Clay Kight. (Not pictured: Tyler Moody, Brian Schmidt and Andrew Blankenship). - photo by Photo submitted

Twenty-three students and five chaperones traveled to Europe on May 22 as part of an educational tour. The group toured London, Paris, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento and Capri while in Europe.

Students were able to visit the Louvre museum and see the Mona Lisa among the many other famous works of art. They also went up the Eiffel Tower, toured Westminster Abbey and other cathedrals.

During a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, students were able to see and hear Pope Benedict XVI address the thousands in the crowd.