Fort Hays State University students and community members recently participated in the annual Modern Language Department's Paris Tour.
"Paris is a city you never tire of; this is my sixth trip to Paris and it never fails to provide a lifetime of wonderful memories," said Brandi Johnson, an FHSU graduate and guide of the Paris Tour. "Tour participants were able to witness the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa, stroll along the Seine River, get a gargoyle-eye view from the bell towers of Notre-Dame, and dine on French delicacies."
Led by Johnson and Julia Butler, also an FHSU graduate, the group of seven students and 18 community members visited the Eiffel Tower; Notre-Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Invalides, the tomb of Napoleon; Versailles, the castle of the French kings and Mari Antoinette, an old prison; Pompidou Center, a modern art museum; and work by Vincent Van Gogh at the Musee d'Orsay, museum of impresionists.
"Although I was not able to attend this year's Paris Tour, it was a success and the majority enjoyed every minute," said Dr. Jean Salien, professor of modern languages and sponsor of the tour.
Participants are listed below by hometown:
Coldwater: Lou Ann Prusa
Deerfield: Jade Landon, sophomore
Ellis: Jo Timkar, junior; Larry Timkar
Hays: Darla Jean Fuertges, special graduate; Mark Hook; Brandi Johnson; James Leiker, graduate student; Taryn Leiker; Jennifer Mentzer, junior; Kindle Rose; Brenda Swayne; Michelle Swayne, senior; Steve Thomas
Hill City: Laura Green; Warren Green
Kinsley: Julia Butler
Leoti: Laci Dearden, senior
Linwood: Sherri Rose
Phillipsburg: Margie Elliott
Russell: Dolores Earnest; Barbara Williams; Darlene Woelk
Salina: Lanara Luthi
Wellington: Carolyn McDaneld