Carlmont students take on Sojourn to the Past


Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer

“Sojourn to the Past is something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a freshman, so I’m beyond excited to do it this year,” said senior Lizzie Guilford.

The Sojourn to the Past Club is meant for the preparation of students to attend the Sojourn to the Past trip. The club prepares the students financially through fund raising. The students are also prepared academically through a pre-reading assignment for the trip.

“The club does a really good job at making sure that anyone who wants to go, can go,” said senior Lauren Livengood. “As long as you do all you can to fundraise, you should be able to make the trip because a lot of kids get scholarships for the trip. I think that’s really neat because it would suck if someone who really wanted to go, couldn’t because of financial issues.”

The trip is a 10-day journey to southern states in America that trace the civil rights movement and teaches students how to make changes in their own communities. During the trip students are also required to partake in writing, group discussion, note taking, presentation, and group-based activities.

“I went on Sojourn last year, and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” said senior Marcella Haddad.

The trip begins in Atlanta, Georgia and continues through Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Students, teachers, and others across the country attend Sojourn and claim the experience to be “life-changing”.

Senior Iman Fawahl said, “I’m really looking forward to this trip because whenever Ms. Ramroth talks about it during club meetings it just sounds like a lot of fun.”

The students attending the trip meet in E5 every Wednesday with Ms. Ramroth as the staff sponsor.