After reading Everest: The Contest, a novel about young men competing to climb the tallest mountain in the world, the fourth-grade boys headed to Lifetime Fitness in Rochester Hills to practice their own climbing skills. Students were challenged to be “Semper Altius”, trying to climb higher and higher on the walls, overcoming obstacles and pushing through tough spots. Many of the students were able to scale multiple paths on the walls. All students gave their best effort. It was a field trip to remember!