School group headed to Nicaragua for community service trip

School group headed to Nicaragua for community service trip


BACK. DAVID MCKAY, 22NEWS. BARRY: 12 HADLEY STUDENTS WILL BE SPENDING THEIR WINTER BREAK ON A SERVICE TRIP IN NICARAGUA NEXT WEEK. 22NEWS REPORTER ALESSANDRA MARTINEZ SPOKE WITH THE STUDENTS AND THE COORDINATORS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY’LL BE DOING. ALESSANDRA: THESE 12 STUDENTS FROM HOPKINS ACADEMY AND HADLEY ELEMENTARY WILL BE TRAVELING TO THE GRANADA AREA OF NICARAGUA, TO HELP IMPROVE EDUCTATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. THEY’LL HELP REBUILD A LEARNING CENTER, PAINT WALLS, AND WILL WORK WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE AFTERNOON. SPANISH TEACHER RUTH ANN FITZGIBBONS SPEARHEADED THE TRIP, PROPOSING IT’D BE A GREAT WAY FOR STUDENTS TO UTILIZE THEIR SPANISH WHILE DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR THE POOR. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST 16 YEARS HOPKINS HAS SUPPORTED A SERVICE TRIP. RUTH ANN FITZGIBBONS, HOPKINS ACADEMY SPANISH TEACHER: IT’S A GREAT GROUP OF STUDENTS. THEY’RE GIVING PEOPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THEY’LL CONTINUE TO DO SO NOW IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY. ALLISON JENKS, HOPKINS ACADEMY: WITH OUR COMMUNITY, AND WITH THIS CONCENTRATED GROUP OF STUDENTS, IT’S JUST AWESOME. ALL OF THE KIDS THAT ARE GOING ARE GREAT, AND THE ADVISORS AS WELL. THE GROUP INCLUDES 9 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 3 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, AND 3 CHAPERONES. TOGETHER, THEY RAISED MORE THAN 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FUND THIS TRIP. ALESSANDRA: THEY LEAVE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, AND WILL BE BACK THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND. LIVE FROM THE HC BUREAU IN NOHO,

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