Fifteen students and two staff members from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School took part in a mission trip December 29th, 2017 through January 5, 2018 and traveled to Toppa Joppa Mountain, one of the poorest areas of the country, located in Appalachia approximately 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Students and their sponsors lived simply and helped the poor by repairing and building homes, working at a food pantry and assisting at a children’s center and nursing home.