Megan Ray and Mikayla McLean, both 2015 Schenectady High School graduates, have been friends since they were little. As ninth-graders they went on a class field trip to Toronto together but before graduating they had never left the country aside from the one jaunt into Canada.
Since graduation, they have visited Amsterdam and Cape Town, Brazil and Morocco. They sailed across the equator in calm waters and survived near-hurricane-strength winds. They counted shooting stars by the dozen and studied marine biology by hauling kelp over the side of a ship and watching schools of dolphin swim by.
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