The People to People program has selected 15 local high school students to tour Europe from June 20 to July 9.
Michael Peden of Niles McKinley High School will be among the group to tour London, Paris, Normandy, Amsterdam, Belgium, the Black Forest and Switzerland.
The People to People movement was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Eisenhower was acting on his firm belief that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world can promote cultural understanding and world peace.
Special to The Niles Times
Niles McKinley High School student Michael Peden was among six Trumbull County youth recently selected as a People to People delegate. Trumbull County students pictured, from left, are Peden; Rachel Woodruff, Lakeview; Kayla Eggleston TCTC / Lakeview; and Robbie Woodruff, Lakeview.
Eisenhower's idea continues today with People to People Ambassador programs on seven continents. Among the activities will be a home stay with families and educational and cultural programs.
Local leaders are Gary and Sandie Reel from Austintown.
Area students chosen as People to People delegates include Trumbull County students Michael Peden, Niles; Rachel Woodruff, Lakeview; Kayla Eggleston TCTC/Lakeview; and Robbie Woodruff, Lakeview; Kristin Davis, Newton Falls; and Jaylen Curtis, Liberty. Students from Mahoning County are Tyler Richter, Boardman; Tiffany Touville ,Springfield; and Jabre Weatherly, Campbell. Students from Western Pennsylvania are Morgan Miller, Grove City; Brittany Edwards, Ellwood City; and Tanner Perkins, Commodore Perry.