Local FFA members travel to Honduras

The Clear Fork and Crestview chapters pose with students from Manuel Bonilla during a recent trip to Honduras.

ASHLAND, Ohio - Crestview and Clear Fork FFA members began their life changing journey to Honduras on June 5. Travelers included Clear Fork FFA students Ellyse Shafer, Brent Ball, Austin Miller, Cora McConkie and Crestview FFA students Emily Fulk, Jenna Purvis, Isaac Fulk, Kaitlyn Hunt, Erin Bernhard, and Kathy Lehman. The group was accompanied by Clear Fork High School Principal Brian Brown, Mr. Ball (parent), Crestview FFA Advisor Joel Albright, Liberty Center High School FFA Advisor Mark Starkey, Whitney Short of Anthony Wayne High School, Jessica Shanahan of the Ohio FFA Foundation, and Dr. Jamie Cano and Tyler Agner of The Ohio State University.

After much airport security the first ever high school students to attend a study abroad trip with the Ohio State University boarded the plane to Atlanta where they would board the final flight to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Once the group arrived in Honduras, they boarded a bus and headed east to El Sembrador, a private school that is located outside the city of Catacamas, in the Honduran “state” of Olancho.