Students to build houses, visit Laos

Leily Arzy

One group of students will travel to New Orleans for community service and another to Laos, where students will develop their video-making skills, over spring break.

Eleven students led by middle school history teacher George Gaskin and upper school yearbook adviser Jen Bladen will build houses with Habitat for Humanity to help Hurricane Katrina victims in the first week of April.

Eleven additional students, to be joined by two students from Santa Barbara, will travel to Laos with visual arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke from March 21 to April 1 to raise awareness about unexploded bombs in Laos from the Vietnam War.