A Snohomish High School service team practice what is a full-time job for some Haitian women: “cleaning” beans and rice, one tray at a time, to remove impurities like pebbles so that they can be cooked. Beans and rice are staples of Haitian meals. From left are a Haitian volunteer identified as Magdeline, SHS service team members Landon Strickland, Keely Smith, Sandy Stull, Ben Doucette and Rhaelyn Gaskins, and Haitian volunteer Herby Lindor. (Contributed photo)

A Snohomish High School service team practice what is a full-time job for some Haitian women: “cleaning” beans and rice, one tray at a time, to remove impurities like pebbles so that they can be cooked. Beans and rice are staples of Haitian meals. From left are a Haitian volunteer identified as Magdeline, SHS service team members Landon Strickland, Keely Smith, Sandy Stull, Ben Doucette and Rhaelyn Gaskins, and Haitian volunteer Herby Lindor. (Contributed photo)

Students’ eye-opening journey: ‘How much we take for granted’

They spent their spring break on a service trip to Haiti. Now they’re packing meals to send there.

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