At this week's Rotary Club of Dover Club meeting, our Rotarians and guests had the opportunity to hear about their recent Dover High School student's International travels to Guatemala.
DHS Interact students, Aubrey, Kelsey, Emily, Katelynn, Maya, Elly ,Audrey, Sarah and Emilia reviewed their “awesome” trip as they each described one aspect of the trip from where they stayed at the Opal House, what they learned and how they appreciated their chance to see a different educational system and a different culture.
The students left their mark with their hand prints in a concrete walkway that they poured around a school. One of the most eye-opening activities as one student mentioned was bringing water filters to the homes and teaching the natives how to use them. It was appreciated as one of the moms gave the young women hugs in thanks for clean water. 
They also visited schools, the medical clinic, planted a garden with local students, played with bubbles, attended a cooking & beading class and learned how to pick coffee beans.
One of the events that took place happened after the students had left and were heading home.  A pregnant goat waited until they left to deliver her babies despite their vigils, but the farm named them RO and TARY in honor of their special visitors.
The students ended Wednesday's program with a video they produced, highlighting the students, the local children and the immense beauty of the volcanic region on a trip that changed their lives in many ways.
One of the Rotary advisors that accompanied the students, Kevin R. said that he had lead 7-8 mission trips and noted, “This is the best group I’ve ever had.”
Final words from the DHS Interact advisors Sue Stegman and Candice Hall were that they thanked Rotary for its “amazing” opportunity for the students the and ongoing support of the Dover Rotary support of Interact at DHS - including events, fundraisers, RYLA, the United Nations trip and the recent trip to Guatemala. Advisor, Sue, said “It’s an awesome thing,”