The students chosen to represent the greater Youngstown area as delegates in the 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).
Middle school students in the program include Laurel Brothers (Negley), Michael Hartman (Canfield), Jennie Gresley (Lakeview), Sarah Cole (Lakeview), Hannarose Lowther (AMS), and Seema Patel (Grove City, Pa.)
During their 20-day program, these students will be visiting England, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. While on this adventure, these delegates will ride on an alpine roller coaster, trace heroic footsteps along the beaches of Normandy, and make friends with a family during a home stay.
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Local high school students who will represent the Youngstown area as People to People ambassadors this summer include, in front, Simon Weiss (South Range), Taylor Phillips (Austintown), Joseph Gaffney (Jackson-Milton), Andrew Pasco (Salem ), Kelly Tennant (LaBrae), Sarah Stevens (Badger ), and Solomon Weiss (South Range). In back row are Zachary Quear (West Branch), Ryan Scott (Champion), Brandon James (Salem), Talayzia James (Liberty), Julia Plunkett (Badger), Emma Minamyer (Salem)
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 magnificent countries in ways that will inspire their imagination, feed their curiosity, and give them a new perspective on this amazing part of the world.
Anyone who would like to support any of these students in this quest, contact Harold Wilson, the 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.