Last week, 5 Manual High School students from Denver, CO, along with 4 teachers, took a 10-day trip to Cambodia. The intention of the trip was for the students to visit Cambodian schools, learn about the country’s rich history and people, and hopefully, expand their perspective on health and life outside of the United States. “Administrators said the teens spent almost a year learning about the country and preparing for travel before their trip. Students received a $25,000 grant from the McCracken Foundation, in memory of former Manual High School teacher, Jerry McCracken.”
It just so happened that all of the students who went are FACES Denver health scholars as well!
“Traveling to Cambodia, it kind of gave me that chance to jump out of that box and realize that there’s a bigger world around me,” said Ashley Garcia, another junior at Manual High School.
“There are problems, and there are people in need so much more than the problems that we have right now here,” Garcia said.