Trip leaves a lasting impact on CHS grad
Experience in Costa Rica prompted student to change her career plans
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A volunteer trip to Costa Rica nearly four years ago changed the direction of Adrienne Engel’s life.
Engel, of Camas, stayed with a host family in the small village of Herradura. There, she worked alongside other high school students in the community, helping to build a church and a community center.
"It was a real collaborative effort," she said. "We spent a lot of time with our host families as well.
"I even learned how to milk a cow. I've always had an itch to travel and see how people really live. I thought this would be fun because it was also service oriented."