Student ambassadors head overseas

DOWNEY - Justine Ayon, a junior at Downey High School, and Cullen Griffin, a senior, have been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program and will spend 19 days with a 44-member student delegation exploring the Mediterranean cities of Spain, France and Italy.They will also stay with a host family in Madrid. People to People is an educational program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. It was created with the goal that "ordinary citizens of different nations could solve their problems and live harmoniously with one another." "I would like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments," Eisenhower said at the time. Ayon and Griffin began their trip on July 12.

********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14