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Maine Public Interviews BorderLinks Immersion Trip Participants

July 05, 2018
By Office of Communications

Earlier this week, Ms. Malm and Danielle Whyte '21 spoke with Maine Public's Irwin Gratz about their experience on the Cheverus/BorderLinks immersion trip to Arizona. In its second year, the program was developed by theology teacher Ms. King. This year's trip was an especially powerful experience for the students and their chaperones, Ms. Malm and Ms. Kravitz-Jones, given the current news surrounding immigration and the separation of families crossing the border.

The group prepared for the trip this spring by learning more about the multifaceted issue of immigration through reading, dialogue, films, and interviews with experts on immigration. The group also had to manage fundraising efforts for the trip. Once in Arizona, the group reflected daily on the experiences they shared, and they will have follow-up discussions this coming school year. 

The BorderLinks program was one of two immersion trips that Cheverus students had the opportunity to participate in this summer. The other delegation traveled to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Above, Ms. Malm and Danielle Whyte '21 in the Maine Public studios. 


Above, the entire BorderLinks Immersion Delegation including chaperones Ms. Malm and Ms. Kravitz-Jones.