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Seniors enjoy trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mrs. Diane Gimpel
Seniors surround theology teacher Mr. Louis Valenti on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

On Tuesday, 50 Archbishop Carroll seniors embarked on the annual trip to New York hosted by theology teacher Mr. Louis Valenti.

The main activity on the trip was visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With more than 2 million square feet, the Met has over a million paintings and artifacts sectioned into about 20 different collections. Students had three hours to explore the museum.

“I had never been to an art museum before and it was incredible,” said senior Sofia Cunicelli. “I loved seeing the history of different countries and the musical instruments.”

After exploring the museum, students had time to explore New York. Many students spent the time getting food and exploring the local attractions.

Sophia Burghezi and her group of friends went to Central Park. She said that it was a pleasant experience.

“It was such an amazing time!” said Burghezi. “Central Park was beautiful and we all got so many beautiful pictures.”

Cunicelli and Burghezi were among the seniors from Mr. Valenti’s Theology IV class who opted to take the trip. Also on hand were five teacher chaperones: Mrs. Diane Gimpel, Mr. Anthony Cimorelli, Mrs. Kathy Tucker, Mr. Ronald Cummings and Mr. Valenti.

The trip started out at 7:45 a.m on April 30, when all of the students filed into the bus after enjoying refreshments provided by Mr. Valenti, and ended with the return to Carroll at about 6:30 p.m.

“One of my favorite parts was definitely the bus ride up there,” said senior Madison Mitchell. “Everyone was excited and we just watched movies together.”


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Mrs. Diane Gimpel
Mrs. Diane Gimpel is the faculty moderator of The Carroll Times. Mrs. Gimpel has taught students English Language Arts at Archbishop John Carroll High School since the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, Mrs. Gimpel is the moderator of the school's yearbook, Legacy. Mrs. Gimpel earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a master of education degree from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to teach secondary English and secondary social studies. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mrs. Gimpel was a newspaper reporter. She covered criminal and civil courts and politics in Bucks and Montgomery counties for The Intelligencer of Doylestown, PA, and The Morning Call of Allentown, PA, as well as local government for The Bucks County Herald of Lahaska, PA. She also has written a number of books for young readers.

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