A group of boarding students went to play paintball this past weekend at a local course called Providence Paintball in Clearwater. Many of the students called it the best boarding trip this year and they hope to do it again in the spring.
“It was a great time, probably one of the best trips I’ve been on with the boarders since I started going to school here,” said Youssef Abdelfatah ‘18, a boarding student from Egypt who has been attending Farragut for two years ago. “I’ve played several times back home and I even have my own gun for going paintballing so it was fun to get together with friends here at Farragut and play. I definitely want to do it again.”
STEM director Rob Milliner served as the lead chaperone. He said the group played three different types of games — Capture the Flag, Running Man, and Medic — for about four hours.
Phillip Chen ‘19, a residential student from China in his fourth year at Farragut, said this boarding trip was “definitely one of the best ones we’ve taken since I’ve been here.”
Youssef Abdelfatah, seen above in a camouflage jacket, said trips like these allow the boarding students to get to know each other better.
The students divided themselves up into the “American” boarding student team versus the “Chinese” boarding student team, even though there were kids from different countries on each squad.
Jordan Ratliff, a freshman cadet from Kentucky who began attending Farragut this year with his twin brother, Daniel, and his older brother, Thomas ‘16, said the trip was a great bonding experience for him, his brothers, and the rest of the boarders.