Warwick Middle School students to represent U.S. as student ambassadors

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:47

WARWICK - Six Warwick Middle School students - Lauren Rothstein, Clare Segota, Madison Schwartz, Kaamal Cenot, Natalie Dahl and Jake Felicio - were recently selected by the People to People Student Ambassador Program to be part of a delegation of student ambassadors representing the United States. In 1956, then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower called a special White House conference of American leaders, who joined him in creating the People to People initiative. As a result, the People to People mission developed around personal exchanges and firsthand experiences with other cultures. Since 1963, Student Ambassador Programs have chosen thousands of young Americans to serve as ambassadors of good will throughout the world. The students return home with a greater sense of what it means to be a good neighbor and they also have an opportunity to discover other cultures. The Warwick Middle School delegation will spend three weeks this summer visiting Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Great Britain. The Warwick youngsters, who will be traveling with approximately 28 other middle school students in the Hudson Valley who have also been selected to be ambassadors, will be interacting with European students in each of the countries they will be visiting. One of the key components to Eisenhower’s vision was that the interaction between students of different nations would connect the people of the world and promote peace and friendship. He believed ordinary citizens of different nations wanted peace and could attain it much more effectively without government interference.