• Jake Elwood

    Jake Elwood

    Class of 2015
    Blooming Prairie, MN

    Jake's Bio:
    Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! My interests range from fishing and running to spending time in the chemistry labs with the professors. The Duluth area mixed with the professional and compassionate faculty and staff that make up St. Scholastica are, in my opinion, the perfect match up for an awesome college experience. I look forward to blogging about my future adventures!

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

Kentucky D3

Well, today was the day! The day was spent working on houses. The family we are working with is in need of a new deck, so we spent most of the day putting in the framing. We met the family, and they were more than welcoming. They had a daughter who was probably half my height. Her family is quiet poor and she is unable to attend school. Her dad was also recently admitted to the hospital due to a number of health complications. Despite the hardships in her life, she spent the entire day working along side of us. She was probably the hardest working, well mannered little girl I had met in my entire life. Watching her today definitely made me reflect and revisit some of the preconceived notions of poverty that I still carried with me.

It reminded me of the quote I came across last year on the New Orleans service trip, “We begin by imagining that we are giving to them, we end by realizing they have enriched us” Pope John Paul II. 

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