‘These Honduran students changed my life’
BEAVERCREEK — Seven High School students from Honduras participated in the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Washington, D.C., with the help of Dayton-based nonprofit Shoulder to Shoulder.
Shoulder to Shoulder’s 27-year mission has been to help bring sustainable health, nutrition and education services to the people of rural Honduras.
While in the U.S. the students also had the opportunity to spend time with students at Jacob Coy Middle School in Beavercreek as well as meet other local robotics teams.
The Honduran robotics team developed a connection with the Beavercreek students when Beavercreek middle school Spanish teacher Angel Allen had the opportunity to visit Honduras and tour the Good Shepherd Bilingual School as well as Santo Tomas Aquino High School, in Camasca, Honduras.
When Allen found out that the team would be in the U.S. for the competition she saw it as an opportunity for her own students.