For the past decade, Winterims have been the highlight of the Ben Lippen high school experience. This week is designed to be a time to broaden students’ horizons, teach them to serve in Jesus’ name, and build community with one another. During the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Ben Lippen students traveled near and far to serve, explore and learn.
Each Winterim has a service component woven into the trip. This year, our students worked in a local food bank, assisted refugees in Massachusetts and Georgia, and helped New Orleans’ residents rebuild after hurricanes hit their city, to name a few examples. Other trips focused more on exploration. Many of our students opted to explore the beauty of the South. They investigated the ocean’s majesty while learning to scuba dive, hiked in some of the most beautiful areas in the Carolinas, and visited cities where different genres of American music were born.
From learning to lasso a cow in Texas to dog-sledding in Minnesota, as well as many other exciting opportunities, Ben Lippen high school students will always take with them the memories and shared experiences that make Winterims one of the best weeks of their year.