As the academic year comes to a close and we prepare to head out on our 2018 assessment/implementation trip, we look back on all that we have accomplished this year: we had over 20 meetings to work on our documentation and project design, we raised over $4,000 in friends and family contributions alone, and we put our organization's name out there by developing this website, our Instagram and our Facebook. After all our hard work, we are ready to head out to Maras, Peru for our first project with the community: bringing clean water to Virgen del Carmen elementary school.
At this time we also say goodbye to some of our beloved team members who are graduating and on their way to bigger things. Two of our seniors, Dennis Hornsby and Kelly Napoli, will be attending the upcoming assessment trip just a few days after their graduation. Dennis, a civil engineering student, will begin his job as a Project Engineer focused on land development at CPH in Orlando. Kelly is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, and then she if off to NextEra Energy, the world's largest renewable energy company. Wyatt Kelch, Katie Kachur, and Taylor Col will also be graduating. We are so proud of our seniors!
A new school year needs new leaders. Our amazing 2017-2018 Peru Project lead, Tomas Moffatt, has passed the torch to Karyna Villalba, who has been our communications lead for three semesters. Our new design lead is Brenna Rowland, fundraising is Robert Feder, and communications is Paola Mendoza-Perilla. Congratulations! I hope this next year will be even better than the last.
We are so excited for the 2018 assessment/implementation trip, and we will keep you all posted!