For the third year in a row I spent my Spring Break doing an Appalachia Immersion Trip. This year I was actually a group leader for 13 students who headed to Waverly, VA on February 28th. We had the unique experience of having another Holy Cross group join us as well as a group from Boston College so we had 42 total volunteers at the site. The Spring Break Immersion programs work to immerse students in a culture different from what is found on Mount Saint James and gives us a chance to reflect, through prayer and nightly reflections within our small groups, on the blessings, challenges and goals of our own lives. I had a truly eye opening experience in Waverly and I formed connections that I know I will remember fondly and always cherish. I kept a journal, knowing I would blog when I got back so here are some of my thoughts, pictures and videos to capture the time I had there!