Malvern Prep Visits Mayatan
On Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting a crew of boys from Malvern Prep in suburban Philadelphia. The group was led by the school's athletic trainer, William Mills, and counselor Colleen Contrisciane.
The 12th graders are in Honduras on a Christian service trip, and they had just come from a few days at an orphanage. This is quite off the beaten path for U.S. teenagers, although I think Mayatan was most impressed by the size of the boys. The group was particularly athletic, and it included a number of athletes, including one student who will play Division I soccer next year.
After a tour of the school, the Mayataners and Malverners (?) squared off in a friendly soccer match. Although it was brutally hot and Mayatan jumped out to an early lead, Malvern had better stamina, and eventually won by one goal, 7-6. Afterwards, we were treated to a spread of sandwiches, soda, chicken strips, and donuts laid out by Hotel Marina Copán.
We hope this visit will inspire our students in a lot of ways--not only to practice their football defense (our weak point), but to keep reaching out to foreigners, especially foreigners their age, when given the chance.
We also look forward to future visits from Malvern Prep and to keeping the relationship going. Thanks!
(Photos courtesy of Millsy at Malvern Prep.)