Students Begin Journey to El Salvador

by Olivia Byrnes

Editor of Production

Jamesville-DeWitt High School Students are gearing up for their travle south to El Salvador. Holy Cross Church and Young Life organizes this annual trip to get students involved and to help out the various communities in El Salvador. J-DHS Students will be joining with other students from Cazenovia High School, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Hamilton High School, and Christian Brothers Academy.

Juniors and seniors applied back in September to go to El Salvador and now are ready to embark on their trip. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, the journey to El Salvador began. Students loaded their luggage on to coach buses and drove to Baltimore, Md. to catch their flight tommorrow morning. “The bus ride and flight will be long, but it will be worth it once we get there,” said junior Eva Dougherty.

Students were told that while in El Salvador they will be playing with the local children, helping out in clinics, and helping dig a well or build a school. Juniors Emma Gibson and Lizzie Redmore are excited to be going for the first time. “I don’t know what to expect, but I’m excited to experience it,” said Redmore. Gibson also hopes to be able to help out as many people she can.

The trip to El Salvador will last a week, and seniors Elias Gantos and Joanna Butler hope that they will experience something that they will never forget. “I’m excited, nervous, and ready to go,” said Butler.