University High School of Science and Engineering Serves in the Dominican Republic

Spotlight on Excellence   December 2014

 

University High School of Science and Engineering Serves in the Dominican Republic

 
During Thanksgiving week, from November 22nd-29th 2014, University High School brought 19 students on a service trip to La Romana, Dominican Republic.  Throughout the week students conducted medical clinics, distributed food, and completed construction to benefit the displaced Haitians who live and work in the sugar cane work camps in that region. This service has become an annual event, in collaboration with Watkinson School, organized and chaperoned by Liz Benfield, UHSSE Spanish Lead Teacher.  Prior to the visit students raised funds, collected shoes, as well as collected and bagged medications to distribute while on their service trip.
 
 
UHSSE students: Noe Jiminian, Ali Serrantino, David Foberg, Sarah Baseler, Omar Amer, Hannah Manolis, Toby Sznaj, Liam Flannery, Jordan Palacio, Matt Edson, Tom Bieluch, Ashley Peck, Justin Devoe, Henry Davis, Jamason Pestana, Philip Murray, Andrew Dorsey, Taylor Nogiec, Sid Radhakrishan
 
A student traveler reflects, “On this trip I was the happiest I have been in months. Nothing lifts my spirits like helping people that need it and making great friends while doing so. If I had to take anything away from this trip it is do what you can to make someone’s life a little easier or their day a bit more bearable. Be thankful for everything you have, including the education you have, and for the fact that you can count on the fact that you will have a next meal. There is no way that I will pass up this life-changing experience next year.”

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