By Tim Kowols
Five Door County students chose service over self during their winter break as a part of St. Norbert College’s Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service (TRIPS) program. From December 16 to January 20, students will participate in 11 different service projects across the country focusing on a particular area of need. Sister Bay resident and St. Norbert College junior Helen Hecht completed her week at the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital as she and other students helped make the holidays a little brighter and more normal for the patients. Hecht, who hopes to use her Chemistry degree on her way to beginning pre-med courses, says it was a great experience.
Other local students participating in the TRIPS program this winter include Anna Glibin of Egg Harbor (Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. December 16-23) and Sturgeon Bay residents Charlie Pollock (Our Brother’s Place in Philadelphia January 12-20), Ana Smith (Our Brother’s Place in Philadelphia January 12-20), and Emily Bretl (Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. January 13-20).