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Perspectives from New Bern
Katie Lynch meets a poem and has a epiphany.
Building Fences; Building Change
Ethan N reflects on the power of simple acts.
NOLA Reflections Day 3
Interact Advisor Kelli Bracken is thankful for Wednesday’s work and all the rest!
Joce looks back om how AltFeb has shifted her thinking
Welcome to the Jungle
Trip Coordinator Claire Stanley finds the value in each experience,
Sarah Skaleski (Class of 2020) meets some of the NOLA community and considers change.
Painting the Town White
Grace Hasley (Class of 2021) offers her first impressions of goats, paint, and heights.
What does it require to survive 17 storms in the last 12 years? 21 in the last 20? I hope once again for us to learn from them, to gain some perspective, to help where we can.
New Experiences and (Lasting) Lessons
Jocelyn Nitta, Alexandra Roberts, and Mackenzie Blackwell meet new opportunities, open hearts, and lasting lessons. This year is my third year coming onto this trip, and every time it is a completely new experience. I absolutely love coming on this trip, not just for...
New Friendships and Old Ones Rediscovered
Harrison Hyland, Josh Boal, and Claire Stanley relate the importance of the connections they've made amid the work and rain. I’m under a lot of pressure writing this blog. Mr. Chisnell and I got in a spat at the horse farm the other day so I need to earn his...
Hard Work and Harder Rains
Emily Belford and Isabella LaPorte work through the rain and mud to keep the job going. So far the weather has been comfortable enough for us to work in. But today it rained, A lot. My group is working on rebuilding fences and cleaning up the debris for a horse...
First Impressions and Lasting Ones
Maya Longe and Erin Thomas find how the smaller experiences make for both annoyance and pleasure. If I am going to be completely honest, I was more nervous than excited to go on the relief trip. This being my first year I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy myself....
A Foray for Fifty
The work this week will test the students–their endurance, their skills, and their perspectives of comfort. They will test their own efficacy.
Bringing Hope to Holly Springs: Post Trip – Tests of Endurance; Gifts of Hospitality
Sitting in my own house a day after getting back, I can now say that the trip has been one of, if not the, most fulfilling,...
Bringing Hope to Holly Springs: Post Trip – The Price of Bricks and Nails
This trip has definitely been the most rewarding trip I’ve ever been on. I got to do so many things in one week that helped...
Bringing Hope to Holly Springs: Day 5 — The Long View
Alexandria D'Antonio is a junior at Royal Oak High School and President of Interact of Royal Oak. This is her first...
Bringing Hope to Holly Springs: Day 4 — Hand Saws and The Blues
Bringing Hope to Holly Springs: Day 3– Wheelbarrows and Digging In