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Grace Academy sixth-grader going on European trip

October 06, 2008

Jacob Wertz, a sixth-grade student at Grace Academy, will be going on a trip to Ireland, Wales, England, Belgium, Amsterdam and France through an organization called People to People.

Jacob learned about the trip when a teacher nominated him to attend. After going through a interview, he was accepted.

On this trip, Jacob will tour many of the historical buildings in Europe, meet people and get a taste of European culture.

People to People was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who believed that if people from different countries and cultures could communicate face to face they would be able to solve their differences and live in peace.

Jacob will leave next summer and will be gone for 19 days.

Thirty-nine other students will join Jacob. Jacob will go through 12 hours of training in December to prepare for the trip.

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