Letter to the editor

By Nicole Faison
February 28, 2002

Going to Appalachia, West Virginia during spring break was a great experience. I meet new people from West Virginia as well as from Cabrini. The time spent down in Appalachia showed me how grateful we should be for what we have. It has also shown me how little things can make someone’s life a little better.

During my spring break last year, a group of 45 students went down to West Virginia. Twenty-five students went to a site in East Bank WV and 20 went to an union site. I went to East Bank. For the first couple of days it snowed really badly but we were able to clean out a thrift store and help finish building homes for low-income families. The time spent down there was a time to get to know not only others but also yourself. After every day we had a reflection time, this allowed me to think about exactly what I have done to help someone and how it affected me.

After a week of work and fun, I realized that I could have been in the sun relaxing and enjoying the weather but instead I had a great time laughing, making others happy and making myself proud. Appalachia is not for everyone but please don’t knock it before you try it.

Nicole Faison

senior

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