Lawrence High School teachers, graduates and members of the Students Helping Honduras club traveled to the country over the summer to start construction on a school.

Eleven Lawrence High School students and alumni traveled to northern Honduras with Students Helping Honduras over the summer.

Club advisor Alyssa Katz and Lawrence Intermediate School teacher Alison Levandowski led Chelsea Beuhner, Kelsey Guzman, Natasha Kalwachwala, Katya Manzano, Alyssa Polo, Rozana Rivas, Afreen Satarawalla, Sophie Stokman, Inika Vinod, Shayla Whiffin and Karolina Zawadzka on the trip.

The current and former students spent a week building a school with community members in Brisas del Sur, practicing Spanish, hiking in the mountains, playing soccer and getting to know children and families in Honduras. Photos from the trip are on Katz’s blog at

This year, Students Helping Honduras is raising money to finish construction on another school site. For more information, send an email to