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Payson students took to the ocean like a school of sardines in a trip organized by the Pasyon Association for Advanced Learners (PALL). The San Diego trip included stops at the Ocean Institute, Sea World, Birch Aquarium and the beach.

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They stood shoulder and to shoulder, holding hands with their pants rolled up to avoid getting wet as the waves covered their feet and their toes dug into the sand. They giggled — then laughed in pure joy at feeling the ocean for the first time. Jolynn Schinstock, mother of 13-year-old Tyler Krall, snapped a photo to forever remember the moment. “(Tyler) had never seen the ocean before,” said Schinstock, “It was a little like watching a kid in a candy store.”


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