Malik's government Hillcrest Visits Kingston
By Trishanna Singh, COpy Editor
To end off the school year of 2015, Mr. Malik took his senior class to Ulster County on May 11, 2015. The sole purpose of this trip was for Mr. Malik’s economics class to see how Kingston is preserved and how big corporations are taking over the area. Kingston, New York is approximately two hours away from Queens. The territory of Kingston has been around since the 1600’s. Kingston has a Dutch background and was first called Esopus. Mr. Malik’s class was also expecting a warm welcome from some very important faces in Ulster County.
The senior class engaged in a presentation about the history of Kingston by Shane Gallo; the Mayor of Ulster County, Paul O'Neill; The Commissioner of Jurors, and Mr. Gerald Celente. The huge class of fifty-four seniors from Hillcrest High School was the first to be privileged with a tour of Kingston and was taken in what was called The Academy Building. Mr. Malik’s class was first introduced to Paul O’Neill. As they sat down O’Neill shed some light on the history of Kingston. Kingston was the United States first capital before Albany. The Academy Building was one of the first schools in the United States constructed in 1774 for the colonies education. Most of our Founding Fathers sent their children to this Academy.
Mr. Malik and his senior class also met with a great business consultant by the name of Gerald Celente. Mr. Celente is the publisher of Trends Journal and is the owner of four important structures in Kingston. These four important houses go by the name of “The Persen House”, “The Franz Roggen House”, “The Kingston Academy”, and “The Peter Jansen House”. Each of these structures still stand tall in the county of Kingston. The Persen House was said to be a house of tailors and then a Tavern and The Jansen House was said to have a Romantic Tale by Mr. Paul O’Neill. The Romantic Tale behind The Jansen House was about a doctor who married a young lady and then she disappeared. However she was just travelling away at the time and this rumor eventually ended the doctor's’ career.
Subsequently after a brief history of the most important four corner intersection in United States History, Mr. Celente gave Mr. Malik’s senior class advice for life. Mr. Celente said “ You are all going to do incredible things,” and read an excerpt from Trends Journal. Mr. Celente began to tell us that on June 1, 2012 he attended a tour with his German Colleagues. In Berlin he said that he was haunted by Hitler because of World War Two. The life, human spirit, and death were around him and the buildings were like the bookends that held important history. After listening to these stirring words about Mr.Celente’s feelings a short movie was presented to show what life was like after Liberation, showing buildings in great shambles. However “No society is perfect” he explained and he said that is the reason he wanted to keep Kingston preserved. Mr.Celente brought the key point in the limelight that Kingston was a place of integrity, morality,art, and intelligence without malfeasance.
While walking on the streets of Kingston Mr.Malik’s class was treated with a tour. First stop was the Persen’s House, still built with some of its original structure students embraced it’s historic aroma. Although the high temperature was a slight disadvantage walking and seeing history taking place was not a bad idea. Students also got to see the First reformed Protestant Dutch Church. Several haunted stories are also told and on the grounds of the church also lies the lives of soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Kingston also has several significant names and reasons for why it was where it is.
At the end of the tour Mr.Malik’s class were favored for a behind the scenes look at Mr. Gerald Celente’s Trends Journal Forecast. The Trends Journal office in Kingston is beautifully decorated and debuts Mr.Celente everyday. During this live recording Mr.Celente discussed various economic problems in countries around the world and talked about predictions that would take place. The filming segment lasted for about fifteen minutes. However when it was all over, it was time to shake hands, have dinner, and return home. Hillcrest High School was the first school to tour Kingston and meet these prestigious people. Mr. Malik and his senior class enjoyed the trip and now it will be a yearly occurrence. If you relish fun, then this trip is perfect to attend with Mr. Malik's notwithstanding all the history you absorb.
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