Once it became clear that the state, country and world would be engaged with trying to restrict the spread of the Covid-19 virus for a long time, the Student Delegation Committee explained to student delegates and their parents why there would not be a delegation in 2020.
The Sister Islands Association's Student Delegation Committee has decided not to take applications for a 2019 delegation because of the continuing atmosphere of tension and political instability in Nicaragua. Last year, we were unable to send the group of students who had prepared all winter and spring to travel to Ometepe. It was a very difficult decision but as the level of violence
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 student delegation's auction and dinner, which will begin at 5:30 pm. on Saturday, April 21, at The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road on Bainbridge
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 student delegation's auction and dinner. This will be the 26th student delegation to Ometepe. Students will be staying in four towns: Taguizapa, Mérida, La Palma and La Concepcion.
Enjoy this video made by Ben Cowan, a 2013 student delegate who was among the group sharing life with families in El Corozál.
The 2013 student delegation auction was a huge success. All of the donations and expenses aren't in yet, but preliminary tallies indicate students raised approximately $13,000.
After returning from Ometepe with the 2012 Student Delegation, Clara Hayes happened on a quote by artist and storyteller Brian Andreas that defined her experience: "Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life." For Clara, Ometepe was that angel.
For the past several years, the student delegation has taken on a community service project on Bainbridge, in addition to the work they do on Ometepe. The 2012 student delegation's contribution to Bainbridge: volunteering to pull ivy at the Housing Resource Board's Ferncliff Village.
The 24 students of the 2011 Student Delegation went to Ometepe with suitcases full of school supplies. They came back loaded with stories from four towns: Moyogalpa, Angul, San Pedro and Sacramento.
The Student Auction Committee and the 2011 Student Delegation want to thank everyone who supported their Dinner Auction and Community Celebration. The students raised an astounding $14,000.