In a small town located in the hills of St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, resides a small elementary school, which is host to 30 students, ranging from 3 to 5 years old.

   This school lacks basic necessities, such as running water, toilets and school supplies for the students and teachers.

   However, this January, Green Lake High School students may have the chance to travel to Jamaica and help fulfill the needs of this school.

   During Green Lake School Board’s meeting last week Wednesday, social studies teacher Mary Hunter and hairstylist Kathy Zeratsky approached the board about the trip to Jamaica — on behalf of Fond du Lac’s Bonnie and Johnny Irving, who recently adopted the school.

   “The idea is to take a group [of] no more than 17 students, with Mary and I as chaperones,” Zeratsky said. “... It will be a service learning trip. We will be doing improvement projects.”

   Read the full story, which addresses concerns from the School Board members about student safety, in the Oct. 25, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.