SALTT’s Virtual Field Trip a Success!


The Escuelita Maya kids and SALTT counselors together via President Beatriz Diez

Arianne Cendon-Ruisanchez, Editor

On Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, SALTT members hosted and attended a virtual field trip for the Escuelita Maya kids in Lake Worth, Florida.

They all joined together via Zoom where they did various Thanksgiving activities like draw hand turkeys, share what they were thankful for, and watch the Peanuts Thanksgiving movie. They even had time to fill out the Letters to Santa for the ILS Angel Tree event.

Any ILS student is invited to participate in Angel Tree. It’s taking place from Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 16. Remember to bring a brand new, unwrapped you in a bag, with your name on a paper inside the bag.

For more details, join the SALTT Showbie group if you would like to sign up for the club or look at our Angel Tree folder: LCKDN.

It had been a long time since the Escuelita Maya kids had seen the “Miami kids” (ILS students), so they were extremely excited to catch up on all the time spent apart.

Senior Beatriz Diez, one of the two presidents of the club, believes this virtual event was a raging success.

“Honestly, with these kids it was as if no time had passed at all. Because we all missed each other so much, everyone was eager to have fun and participate. You couldn’t wipe the smiles off some of the kids AND counselors,” said Diez.

Despite the sweet moments having to be shared through a screen, the SALTT spirit was still there. Together, they are a big family and it showed through the happiness and unity radiating off all the people in the Zoom call.

SALTT, which stands for Service and Leadership of Today and Tomorrow, is ILS’s largest club, and they are encouraging you to join.

“I say if you’re thinking about it, do it! Not only will you grow to love these kids as your own siblings, you form strong connections with so many students in different grades because SALTT is so big,” said Diez. “Some of my best friends and memories have come out of SALTT.”