We are 14 students and 3 teachers from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington and 2 advisers from Museum Without Walls in Seattle, Washington.
The students began their journey in May of 2015 when they applied to be part of the Irish Studies class and trip. In September, they began classes, one Wednesday a month studying Irish history and culture. Additionally, one Wednesday a month they served at Bethany Presbyterian Church's Wednesday Night Dinners in an effort to live the reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants that the Irish have long sought. As well, by becoming servant leaders, students gain a sense of humility and purpose greater than the just study or travel can provide. Through these many months students and teachers have prayed, learned, bonded, served, and laughed. On June 15, the journey to Ireland begins.
Follow us as the students connect spiritually and emotionally with the history they have studied in a classroom.
This is the 3rd Irish Studies class and trip for Kennedy Catholic H.S. and our 2nd in partnership with Museum Without Walls.
Annette Griffith: International Department Chair & Director of International Admissions at Kennedy Catholic H.S.
Jen Parker-Haas: Librarian & Cultural Anthropology Teacher at Kennedy Catholic H.S
Ryan Kyler: Science Department Chair & Science Teacher at Kennedy Catholic H.S
Suzzanne Lacey: Director of Museum Without Walls
Dr. Susan Forshey: Assistant Professor, Discipleship & Christian Formation at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Our student group is made up of 7 boys and 7 girls; 5 sophomores, 8 juniors, and 1 senior:
Claire B. Zoe M.
Clara B. Connor M.
Alex D. Molly M.
Joe D. Jack M.
Markie G. Erin N.
Gabby K. Jan R.
Peter M. Steven T.