Heart-to-heart in Mexico

Service-immersion trip changes perspectives

By Henry Murray, Reporter

Twenty students from Convent & Stuart Hall returned from a service immersion trip in Mexico that took place Jan. 18-24, bringing back new experiences and global perspectives.
“I learned that living with only the essentials helps you focus on the more important aspects of your life,” junior Jake Falconer said.
The group — comprised of freshmen, juniors and seniors —spent time in Mexico City, where they visited historic landmarks and Convent & Stuart Hall’s sister school Colegio Sagrado Corazón.
“I loved visiting the famous churches and staying in such a historic place,” freshman Sebastian Seidenberg said. “Playing soccer with girls from our sister school made me realize how connected we are through the Sacred Heart community.
Students painted murals and helped locals plant sustainable gardens in the rural town Tecuanipan, where they stayed for two days.
“My experience in Mexico showed me that I can be welcomed in new communities no matter how far away from home I am,” Falconer said.