The Regents juniors and seniors, along with three of their teachers, took a trip to the School Days of the Texas Renaissance Festival, near Plantersville, Texas, last week. A day of fun with Renaissance food, costumes, and entertainment, as well as elephant rides and a nice afternoon downpour made it a truly memorable day. Since it was School Days (and therefore closed to the general public) we were able to enjoy the day without the distractions of alcohol and rowdy faire-goers.
Yes, there were barbarians, too (can you pick him out?).
Regents recently said goodbye to its Japanese exchange student, Minoru Sumazono, who returned to his home in Tokyo. Minoru spent about 3 months with his new friends in East Texas, but it felt much longer since he so quickly became a part of our lives. We said goodbye to Minoru with a party, a cake, a signed Regents yearbook, and a Texas belt buckle to take home.
We will miss you, Minoru!