Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Local Student Returns from Washington Trip

Darian Hetherington recently returned from his trip to Washington DC. He was invited by the Burn Camp Association to attend the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation's International Burn Camp.    

Hetherington is a grade nine student from Blackville School. His trip gave him the opportunity to talk to other people who have had burn injuries. 

Darian got involved with the burn camp association after a fire-related accident. When Darian was five years old, he and his cousin were playing and he fell into a fire pit. Because of the accident, Darian had to repeat kindergarten because he missed so much school time.
Darian (second from left) with other conference participants.
Darian described the trip experience as great. His favourite part was meeting all of the people from different provinces. He said that he still keeps in touch with most of the people that he met there. 

While on the trip, Darian found learning about the monuments and history of very interesting.

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Article by DeAnna Donovan