Medomak Valley student chosen to tour Europe with program
Washington — Medomak Valley High School sophomore Juliana Liberman's ambition is to attend college, study education, and pursue an interest in writing. To get there, she wants to first tour Italy, England and France to get a sense of the world outside her rural community.
Liberman, of Washington, was selected to tour Europe in July 2014 as an ambassador with the education travel program People to People, an American program created by the Eisenhower administration.
Students must be nominated to participate in the program.
Liberman, fascinated by history and architecture, something her grandmother, Diana, insists she gets from her, will tour the beaches of Normandy, visit Vatican City located in Rome and meet with a member of Parliament in London. The trip will last 19 days.
"Just being able to increase my knowledge, prepare for school, and see another place is what I'm most excited for," she said.
To go, Liberman must raise $7,000. Her grandparents set up an account at The First Bank to accept donations from people interested in helping Liberman attain her goal. The account is titled People to People for Julie.
The Libermans are proud their granddaughter was selected for the opportunity, but said raising the money for her to go will be difficult.
"It's an amazing opportunity, and we want her to go," they said.
Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at email@example.com.
594-4401 ext. 118
Juliette primarily covers the cops and courts beat for The Courier-Gazette.
Recent Stories by Juliette Laaka
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 05, 2013