10-11-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #12

Merritt Island Hgh School's Wrestling Team's Field Trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina - December 29-31, 2016


The Merritt Island High School wrestling team is planning to travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to compete in the Seahawk Duals wrestling tournament hosted by Hilton Head High School. Dates of the trip will be December 29 through December 31, 2016. Since the trip will take place during winter break, students will not miss any school days. 

Approximately 12-16 students will participate in the event and they will be chaperoned by three district employees (two teachers and one paid assistant coach). Several parents will also attend as spectators.  The group will travel by automobile to Hilton Head, SC.  Wrestlers will ride in an Avis rental van with the team. The team's head coach will drive the van, and is he licensed, insured as required by the district. The group will be housed at the Marriott Hotel on Hilton Head Island, SC.

This trip will help wrestlers be seen by college coaches and scouts from around the country, as well as help them grow as a team and experience a unique setting.  While there, the team will sightsee around Hilton Head Island. Many of the athletes come from low income backgrounds and have not traveled outside the state of Florida. This experience will be something that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

The total cost of the trip will be approximately $1250. (approximately $90 per student).

  • Tournament entry $250.
  • Hotel - $800 ($100 per night X 4 rooms X 2 nights)
  • Travel - $200 (14 passenger Avis van rental)

All funds will be raised through Merritt Island High School's annual Black and Gold meet ticket sales. There will be no cost to the district.

Approve the request for the Merritt Island High School wrestling team to travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to participate in the Seahawk Duals tournament on December 29 - December 31, 2016.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/27/2016
Consent after Information10/11/2016

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Mollie Vega, Principal - 454-1000

Dr. Laura C. Rhinehart, Assistant Superintendent, x300

Attachment:  Seahawk Duals Tentative Itinerary.pdf