Many Miles, Many Smiles

One of your fellow students, Makayla Lara, is going to be embarking on a journey to help needy people in Nicaragua.

This year, for her Academy of Science senior project, she wanted to do something a little different.  She has been to Nicaragua the last two summers as part of an organization that helps collect medical supplies for those desperately in need and wanted to do a senior project involving her trips.  Through some brainstorming, she came up with the idea to raise money for medical supplies and help educate the community on basic needs that are missing amongst the people there.  She created a goal of raising 25,000 dollars for medical supplies by completing a walk from Houston to Austin.  With her parents support, she leaves this Saturday, November 23rd, to walk over 100 miles.

I’m sure she will appreciate any encouragement you can send her during her walk.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in contributing to this cause, you can do so at

Makayla's Photo

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