During February vacation, over 30 Central Catholic students lived the CCHS mission by serving the “least favored” as they traveled to the Dominican Republic to help build aqueducts, assist with childcare and medical clinics, and improve water systems for those in need.
The students were separated into three groups: one stayed at the mission house in Las Matas de Farfan working with missionary sisters to help care for children; the second group trekked into the mountains and built aqueducts and assisted with medical clinics; and the third group worked on a failed water system at a school named La Aventura.
Senior Jack Larcome ‘19 was part of the team tasked with repairing a water system. “Our job was to put in a new system so that the school can get water once again. Before we arrived, they were using a truck to transport water to the school, which was getting quite expensive. Over five days, we had found a new water source and ran just under three miles of tubing across rugged, steep terrain. We were successful in completing the aqueduct, and they now have a good source and flow of water.” Jack's brother Samuel Larcome '20, a junior, also attended the trip. Jack and Samuel's father Christopher Larcome '89 is a CCHS alumnus from the Class of 1989.
The service trip – which consistently has a large group of volunteers from CCHS every year - was offered through St. Matthew’s Church (Windham, NH).
The entire Central Catholic community is inspired by the willingness of our students to give of themselves to help others. They are living the Marist mission, and CCHS couldn't be more proud of their efforts!