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Student hoping to study abroad
Shanteria Hines hopes to get the support needed to study abroad. - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
Shanteria K. Hines, an honor seventh grader at Midway Middle School, has been selected as an ambassador in People to People, a program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
She attends New Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro and her efforts have been endorsed by the church.
"I was recently interviewed and accepted to participate as a member of the People to People Student Ambassador Program to Europe and France this summer," Hines said.
The program aims to promote international understanding while building leadership skills among America's youth. The 19-day trip includes meetings with government officials, interaction with other students, educational activities and stays with host families.
She is seeking sponsors to help pay the $5,999 tuition.
Hines said Eisenhower founded the organization in 1956 as a means to bring people from different cultures together in peace and friendship, so eventually would countries.
"People to People student ambassadors are carefully interviewed and evaluated before their acceptance and I am honored to have been selected," the local student said. "Personally, I am looking forward to broadening my perspectives of the world and gaining a better understanding of Western Europe and French history."
She said she hopes to share the experience with schools and civic clubs.
Tuition is $5,999 and includes transportation, accommodations, meals and activities.
For more information or to make a donation, call Rose Ferdinand at 884-1202.
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