Lebanon County students prepare for foreign exchange programs
"Cruz is one of four county students who have received a scholarship from the Ephrata-based Speedwell Foundation to pay for her trip. She received a $12,000 scholarship that will cover most of the fees involved in studying abroad, including airfare and school, she said."
Carnival in Venice
"In Italy, as in many other parts of the world, Carnival is a huge, month-long celebration. As it happens, Venice holds one of the most beautiful Carnival celebrations out there. I had been told that our local AFS region would be going to this grand celebration, so when my host mom broke the news that they were planning a rip-off Carnival in a tiny city nearby, I knew that was not going to work for me. I had only one Carnival in Italy, and I was going to do it right."
The start of my Italian adventure
"However, despite how amazing Lititz is, I am in no hurry to come home. In fact, I will be gone for another eight months. I am spending this year "living it up" as an exchange student in the most beautiful country in Europe. That would be Italy. For this, I might be one of the luckiest young ladies in the world. I owe a huge thank-you to the Speedwell Foundation, who provided full-scholarships for three Warwick High School students, including myself, to become ambassadors for the U.S. through American Field Service (AFS)."
Student Looks Forward To German Experience
Conestoga Valley High School junior Sean Schmuck has received the Speedwell Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship through AFS Intercultural Programs. The full scholarship will allow him to study in Germany for his entire senior year of high school.
HHS Student To Study In Spain
Kassidy Moragne is counting down the days. While her peers at Hempfield High School (HHS) will be starting the school year on Monday, Aug. 26, Kassidy will be finalizing her packing. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the 15-year-old will be heading to Pinoso, Spain, where she will spend her sophomore year of high school.