BHS grad travels abroad thanks to scholarship received

Published 4:28 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

Recent BHS grad, Mary Mercer Reynolds has already seen more of the world than some people could ever imagine thanks to a scholarship she received from ABAC at Bainbridge.

During her final semester at BHS, Reynolds was a dual enrollment student at ABAC and wanted the opportunity to study Biology abroad with some of her classmates.

Reynolds was one of the first high school students to be allowed on the study abroad program, but that is what her scholarship was designed for- people who wanted to study abroad, but haven’t had the chance. She was awarded $2,000 and thus began her journey.

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Reynolds traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Dachau and Munich, but her favorite thing she got to experience was the Schonbunn Palace. Reynolds described the palace as ornate and each room having a different theme. The palace additionally had miles of gardens that extended behind it.

Reynolds also got to experience a soccer game in Budapest with some of her classmates. The students bought tickets right at the gate and were allowed to trade their normal routine for a night of action-packed fun.

Reynolds encourages anyone who is considering going to abroad to go for it and get the full experience. She wants other students to be able to see the intricate detailing of buildings she got to and also immerse themselves in the cultural differences, such as paying to use the restroom and inserting a key card to turn on the lights.

Reynolds said she hopes to travel abroad again some day when she’s not studying, so she can take in even more culture and sights.