Chaperones honored after bus breaks down during rainstorm on college tour

(WTNH) — Imagine being on a bus with more than 30 students.

Now, imagine being in a horrible rain storm and the bus breaks down.

That’s exactly what happened to students and teachers from Hillhouse High School.

Original Story: Bus with students from Hillhouse High School stuck in Maryland

On Wednesday night, three Hillhouse High School educators were recognized by New Haven city leaders for how they handled that stressful situation. They were stranded on the bus for six hours in Maryland.

Tired, wet, cold and hungry, all during what could have been an exciting college tour. But the chaperones gave the students a big lesson.

“It was us stepping up to that charge,” explained Hillhouse counselor Olafemi Hunter. “We had 28 students in a new place, scared, concerned.”

The college tour was saved by those calming chaperones who went on with the trip. Many of the students were accepted into college at onsite interviews.

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