Junior service trip preparations begin


Very soon, the class of 2014 will be selecting their destination for their service trips.  Here are the nine destinations for spring 2013.  Each site name links to a video that has been compiled from footage collected on last year’s trips.

Seniors, Chaperones, and Parents:  Any observations, suggestions, or other contributions that you can add to the comments section of this page might be very useful for the juniors as they make this important decision.  The names of the members of the class of ’13 who traveled to these service sites last spring are listed below each site name.

Juniors are signing up for these trips online this year… no more 4:30 AM arrivals at the school for a first-come, first-serve signup.  Read why Mr. Legner changed this policy.


This group will be working at a summer camp for poor and orphaned children. This camp is run by the Armenian Sisters. Sisters’ summer camp is about 40 minutes outside of the capital in a town called Dzaghgatzor. They will be teaching English and/or French if they are fluent, computer science, painting, and sports. Knowledge of the Armenian language is not necessary as many of the older children speak English. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.

  • Jon Booraem
  • JD Constantini
  • Sean Dentinger
  • Kyle Julicher
  • Dylan McParland

Dominican Republic

This group will be working in the sugar cane plantations with the Haitian workers. They will be working with the children playing sports, doing arts/crafts and teaching English. The next half of the trip will be spent up in the mountains working with the Dominican people in small villages. Our goal is to fine tune the water pipe line we built last year by building holding tanks with a pump to keep the pressure equal. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.

  • Conor Bradley
  • Ryan Bradley
  • AJ Johnson
  • Jim Kelly
  • Jack Lambert
  • Charlie Leasure
  • Brendan Papariello
  • Ryan Robinson
  • Michael Salinas
  • Tim Valente
  • Mac Walsh



[No video available; this trip is new this year.]  This group will be working in a clinic to help serve the very poor. They will also be working at an orphanage. Part of what they will be doing is to bring the children to the clinic to receive a physical and immunization shots. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.


This group will be working in the only Children’s Hospital in the Caribbean. They will also work at a senior citizen home and feeding the homeless with Mother Teresa’s Sisters. They will also be playing with the local children when school is over for the day. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.

  • Greg Bacci
  • Connor Bohs
  • Christian Dambly
  • Joe DellaVecchia
  • Clay Dudek
  • Brendan Lynch 
  • Eddie McLoughlin
  • Colin Pawlowski
  • Matt Ramirez
  • Colin Sullivan
  • Alex Tammany
  • Gavin Weaver

New Mexico

This group will work with Los Ninos International Program to Northern New Mexico. They will work on organic farms, visit indigenous communities, learn about the ancient acequia irrigation system, or contribute to water conservation or land and cultural restoration efforts in local and native communities. They will work with the Navajo Nation (Dinetah) and may visit Northern New Mexico including projects in Santa Fe and/or Taos. This trip leaves on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.

  • Andrew Cirino
  • Marc D’Angelo
  • Adams Daramy
  • Sean Dillon
  • David Giannella 
  • Cole Gillan
  • Sean Irvine
  • Harry Mauk
  • Matt McDonald
  • Matt Miller
  • Tommy O’Connor
  • Greg O’Neill
  • Mike Ryan
  • Josef Tingey
  • David VanSleet
  • Nick Ziminsky

New Orleans

This group will be working with a Habitat for Humanity group in rebuilding homes in New Orleans. They will be working on homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina six years ago. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16, 2013.

  • Brandon Gentile
  • Jim Gentile
  • Jim Gordon
  • Jared Horoski
  • Sal Mastrangelo
  • David Miller
  • Rich Mingey
  • Sam Ramagano
  • Dan Riordan
  • Austin Scavetti


This group will work on projects set up by Bishop Daniel Turley. They will work in the local community on a building project, helping out with the senior citizens, working with the children in an orphanage, and interacting with the local people in this 3rd world location. This trip will leave on Friday, June 7, 2013 and return on Sunday, June 17, 2013.

  • Jules Gaasche
  • Martin Guerra-Garcia
  • Cody Hegarty
  • Ian Jeffers
  • Tanner Kiely
  • Cameron McFadden
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Mike Rudy
  • Peter Schiavone
  • Dave Spinelli
  • Paul Stockett
  • Brendan Tate
  • Luke Tecce
  • Alex Tran
  • Eric Purnell

South Africa

This group will be outside of the city of Durban and will be working with children in the Zulu tribe. This Augustinian Mission has an elementary school with 680 students. The students receive their only meal for the day while in school. They will be working with the children at St. Leo’s School by teaching English and doing painting of classrooms. We will also be working in an orphanage for boys run by the Augustinian Sisters. The students will visit an HIV/AIDS clinic and learn about how this disease is destroying the country of South Africa. They will also help the GoGos (grandmothers) by building fences around a garden to feed the children. This trip will leave on Fri., June 7, 2013 and return on Sun., June 16,2013.

  • Stephen Ball
  • Kevin Cloetingh
  • Matt Cornell
  • Pasquale DiFilippo
  • Matt DeRiggi
  • Marty Farrell
  • Pat Giampietro
  • Mattias Jones
  • Jim Klinges
  • Ryan Mansfield
  • John McCurdy
  • PJ Mullen
  • Dan Rolfes
  • Colin Sweeney

West Virginia

This group will work with Habitat for Humanity. They will live in their location called Almost Heaven West Virginia. There work will be building houses for the needy. Knowledge of tools is a plus but not required as they will be working with and taught needed skills by professionals. They will travel by van leaving on Friday, June 7, 2013 and return on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

  • Stephen Bruder
  • Conor Delany
  • Brendan Hollingsworth
  • Bryce Jablonsky
  • Matt Lane
  • Matt McNally
  • Ryan Moran
  • Jordan Scargall
  • Chris Trusk
  • Jay Zazzera