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Education students in Nicaragua
Over the New Year, the education majors traveled to Nicaragua to assist a local parish. The students, led by the chair of the Education Department, Dr. Carmen Macharaschwili were able to raise over $200 dollars to provide school supplies and books for the library at the Parish of El Realejo. Macharaschwili stated that this money “went a very long way in the Nicaragua currency, Cordoba, and the College’s pre-service teachers had a great time selecting the materials for their students and then distributing bags of supplies for them to take home.”
The trip provided Holy Cross students the opportunity to experience first-hand about the culture, geography, ecology, and traditions of the native people. Part of their learning experience included a hike and camping expedition to the top of an active volcano, meals with people of the village, and meeting ex-patriots striving to improve the environmental conditions of the country. The students also planted mangrove trees in an estuary that was seriously damaged in a hurricane a few years ago, and toured part of the island where Nicaraguan poet, Ruben Dario produced most of his famous work. Student, Austin Pedue described the trip as, “a chance for me to challenge myself in a new setting. It was a priceless experience working with students of a different culture who speak a different language. It was a chance to put into practice what I have been learning at Holy Cross in a real world setting.”
The education department’s trip to Nicaragua was an overwhelming success! Students were able to learn experientially while serving others. This is just one of many examples of the College’s mission in action!
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Senior, Dylan Dzedzy ’14, is majoring in English and applying to Bethel’s Transition to Teaching program with the hope of becoming a high school English teacher. His wonderful experience with our faculty can be seen here.
Saints Bid Fond Farewell
As the winter draws to a close, so does Hockey and Basketball for Holy Cross. We thank our graduating senior athletes for their contributions to our programs!
- Clairmont Ruff
- Sean Root
- Tommy Lyons
- Doni Gendel
- Drew Brodbeck
- Brad Hajec
- Lindsey Steffen
- Megan Eve
- Jillian DeLucia
- Kristin Nitka
- Mary Fitzgerald
- Francesca McCarthy
- Jordan Leturgez
- Dane Okuda
- Brandon Evans
- Parker Dominguez
- Pat Derksen
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