Expedition Hanesbrands Chooses Student to Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
“Here in Winston-Salem, I spend a lot of time playing sports like football and basketball, hanging out with friends and listening to music,” LaQuishia said. “I cannot imagine what it will be like to travel to Nepal, experience the sights and sounds of Katmandu and climb to base camp on Mount Everest. I have been researching the culture. It is going to be so different to see what life is like on the other side of the world, and I’m sure it will change the way I look at things back at home. This trip will be one of the most important experiences of my life.”
Hamer noted that LaQuishia will be a great ambassador for the school. “The entire Carver family could not be more excited for LaQuishia,” Hamer said. “She is a terrific person and the faculty and student body are very proud to have her represent us in an event of this magnitude. On a personal level, I am also excited to accompany LaQuishia to Mount Everest and extremely grateful to Hanesbrands for this opportunity.”
LaQuishia was selected based on the strength of her essay and her in-person interview with the selection committee, as well as her academic performance, extracurricular activities and recommendations from faculty members.
“All of the candidates were very impressive,” said Charlie Stack, Hanesbrands’ program manager for Expedition Hanesbrands. “What struck us most about LaQuishia was the way she steps up and embraces a challenge. We felt she would perform well and be an outstanding ambassador for Carver. Her outgoing personality will allow her to share her experience with others so that her journey will not only touch the life of LaQuishia, but the entire Carver student body.”
The Carver contingent will experience the nonclimbing aspects of a Mount Everest expedition and Himalayan life. The cultural immersion and learning opportunity, including visits to temples and shopping bazaars and stays in Sherpa lodges, will include several days in Katmandu, the capital of Nepal.