Zionsville Times Sentinel

Local News

December 19, 2012

Students see Haiti trip as way to provide hope

Zionsville — Twenty-nine Zionsville students plan to give up their spring break vacation to do mission work in Haiti.

Last year, 11 Zionsville Community High School students and two faculty members made a trip to Haiti. This year, nearly three times that amount are making the trip, and 10 of the students from last year’s trip are making it again.

The students are planning to develop a sports park complete with two soccer fields, a baseball diamond and volleyball court.

“The very moment we got back last year, we all wanted to go back again,” said ZCHS senior Claire Poindexter, who went on the trip last spring break. “It’s not about us; it’s about serving others.”

David Poindexter, co-director of (I’m In) Coaching Best, which is organizing the trip, said the number of students has increased because the students who went last year learned a good lesson.

“They all realized that wealth is not always connected to happiness,” he said. “Their friends noticed and wanted to be a part of it.”

See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Text Only
Local News
Order Times Sentinel photos

Photos from April 2014

Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide