For Walker’s Students, Spring Break Spent Building Homes with Heart

Ten students from The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT traveled to Bryan/College Station, TX for a spring break service trip, during which they worked with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity helping to build homes and sheds for members of the community.

From caulking and filling in nail holes to painting, priming and laying down floors, the students helped build a house and two sheds, one for each of the homes under construction. The students met the future homeowners, who were so excited to see the project completed, they jumped in to help speed the process. “We really enjoyed meeting the homeowner. She left us with a prayer, sending blessings for our safety and expressing gratitude towards us. Seeing her with so much light in her eyes, and an almost permanent smile on her face, reminded us of why we are do this work,” said Meher Khan ’15.

The Ethel Walker School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12. Since 1911, The Ethel Walker School has excelled at preparing students to make a difference in the world.

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