Middletown student Lauren Elizabeth Hayes, who was selected to participate in the People to People Ambassador Program, shares a thank you following her at the FOP Hall on March 16.
Thank you all so much for coming! Thank you for all the gracious donations and love and support. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so very grateful for your contributions. When I was first chosen to go on this trip I thought it was too good to be true, but now I see it becoming real for me.
This trip is not only for me, but it fulfills my grandfather’s dream of finally seeing the most beautiful place in the world. On this adventure I’ll be seeing the Grecian coastline, Vatican City, and the coliseum all in one week! I’ll be heading overseas along with 41 other kids around my age or older. Together we’ll be learning about the ancient city of Rome, the ancient Olympics and attending a local school in Greece! We’ll even be helping out on an olive farm to learn how olive oil is made. Through this experience we’ll be promoting peaceful understanding of all cultures.
With many thanks,
Lauren E. Hayes