Presidential Scholar Jenna Hooten urges Americans to continue providing assistance to Nepal. Hooten and her classmates traveled to Nepal prior to the April earthquakes and shares her memories from the trip:
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” –Dante Alighieri
On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Nepal to the core. It was the biggest earthquake in that region since the 8.0 magnitude Nepal–Bihar earthquake in 1934 which killed 10,000-12,000 people. The earthquake and its aftershocks have killed well over 8,000 people. These earthquakes have absolutely devastated Nepal, both from the loss of life and the damage of the country’s infrastructure. Although the country of Nepal is halfway across the globe from us here in Amarillo, this tragedy hits particularly close to home.
In January of 2015, 19 of Amarillo College’s Presidential Scholars visited the countries of Nepal…
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