Marianist Schools Unite in Solsberry

Students embarked on a new adventure when they traveled to Solsberry, Indiana for a week-long mission trip.

"After seeing the mission trips presentation during school, I went home and asked my older sister, who had already graduated, to see what she thought about the trips," shared Zoe Mason '20. "She told me that her biggest regret from high school was not going on a mission trip, which made me influenced to go on one. Some of my friends had gone to Solsberry last year, so I asked them if they enjoyed it, and everyone seemed to like it, so I thought that it would be a good idea to go."

Working alongside a group from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, which is also a Marianist school, the students completed service projects, had reflection time, and fun.

"Going into the mission trip, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it, yet I ended up loving it," Mason said. "I enjoyed doing the service with my small group, yet my favorite part was being at the farm and spending time with everyone else. I was able to meet new people who I ended up spending a lot of time with since we went with a group of boys from Moeller, and I met some people I didn’t know very well from CJ."

Mason added, "Before going on the mission trip, I had done service before, yet I was never really face to face with those who are actually affected by what we are doing. I didn’t expect to see this on the trip as much as I did. It was amazing to be able to see the effect moving items, or even just folding clothes had on people."

Posted July 18, 2017