Delegates for the Youngstown Area International People to People Student Ambassador Programs were recently selected.
The students chosen to represent the area 2014 European Heritage High School Delegation are Simon Weiss (South Range), Taylor Phillips (Austintown), Joseph Gaffney (Jackson-Milton), Andrew Pasco (Salem), Kelly Tennant (LaBrae), Sarah Stevens (Badger), Solomon Weiss (South Range), Zachary Quear (West Branch), Ryan Scott (Champion), Brandon James (Salem), Talayzia James (Liberty), Julia Plunkett (Badger) and Emma Minamyer (Salem).
Student delegates from the middle school will include Laurel Brothers (Negley), Michael Hartman (Canfield), Jennie Gresley (Lakeview), Sarah Cole (Lakeview), Hannarose Lowther (Austintown) and Seema Patel (Grove City, Pa.).
During the 20 day program, these students will visit England, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
While on this adventure, the delegates will ride on an alpine roller coaster, trace heroic footsteps along the beaches of Normandy and make friends with a German family during a home stay. They will meet with a member of British Parliament and go behind the scenes to explore European cathedrals and mysterious castles. They will ride the London Eye while in England and climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
During the next six months, these students will be learning and preparing themselves to experience these countries in ways that will inspire the imagination, feed their curiosity and give them a new perspective on this part of the world.
If you would like to support any of these students in this quest, contact Harold Wilson, the high school delegation leader from Austintown at 330-799-4871. Students participating in this program are currently working to obtain funds and donations via various fundraisers and activities.
The leader for the middle school delegation is Jaclyn Elias.