Students from Convent & Stuart Hall and Network sister school Duchesne Academy in Omaha, Nebraska, spent spring break on a service and cultural immersion trip in Mexico. See the photos and video of the experience.
Fourteen students from Convent & Stuart Hall high school and Network sister school Duchesne Academy spent their spring break in Mexico, engaged in Goal III: A social awareness that impels to action. During the week-long service learning trip, the co-ed group immersed themselves in Mexican culture, learning about the local people, language and traditions, and even staying with host families.
Starting in Mexico City and then moving south to Cholula, the group visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Leon Trotsky Museum and Colegio Sagrado Corazón, one of six Sacred Heart schools in the country. In the small town of San Jerónimo Tecuanipan, the students spent two nights with local families while working during the day at a sustainable farm.
"All the students bonded well and immediately entered into every aspect of the experience," says Ray O'Connor, Stuart Hall High School theology faculty and service learning director, who organized the trip. "Given the students' response to the experience, I would say it was a huge success and many will return."Hover over the cover photo and use the arrows to scroll through this album.