Leadership, team building, and communication. These are the skills that the 7th graders develop on their class trip to Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales, Florida. The students begin their experience completing activities and tasks that require them to work together. They quickly realize that it is important to listen to each other, be respectful of opinions, and communicate effectively in order to complete the tasks. Students also learn to conquer their fears. They are encouraged to climb a 60 foot alpine tower, a 40 foot rock wall as well as take flight on a zipline. They rely on each other for support and encouragement throughout. It is a wonderful time, and our students are now ready to be 8th grade leaders.