Our First Kansas Youth Ambassadors to Paraguay!

Lawrence High School, Topeka High School,  Peabody-Burns Community High School and the Kansas Paraguay Partners are very proud to announce that Meredith Burke,  Ciera Cathey, Joshua Klarmann, , Morgan Manger  and  Nicolas Williams have been selected to be Kansas Youth Ambassadors to Paraguay this summer.   Sidney Westervelt  was selected as an alternate.

Students from across Kansas submitted applications in English and Spanish, for the five Youth Ambassador positions in 2010.  This is the first year that the Youth Ambassadors program will be a reciprocal exchange, giving U.S. youth the exciting opportunity to travel to Latin America and be immersed in the culture, experience the daily life of a Latin American youth and learn about leadership and volunteer service in another country.   The students  were selected to represent Kansas, and the United States, based on the following criteria:  their community service,   communicative abilities in Spanish, and their high academic standing.

All five  students will be traveling with an adult chaperone on an  all-expenses paid trip from June 20th to July 17th, 2010.  They will be spending a few days in Washington, D.C. for a U.S. State Department orientation before traveling to Paraguay where they will stay with host families.  Upon return to Kansas, the Youth Ambassadors will be expected to do service projects in their schools and communities.

In the photo above:  Lawrence High School Students Meredith Burke and Morgan Manger.

In the photo to the left:  Peabody-Burns High School students  Joshua Klarmann

In the photo below:  Topeka High School students Ciera Cathey and Nico Williams.


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