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Education

June 2, 2012

Lincoln Elementary School student bound for London

NORMAN — After nearly a year of preparation, Norman student Jaden Robinson will leave for a two-week tour of London and France on Wednesday.

Robinson, who recently completed fifth grade at Lincoln Elementary, is traveling as a student ambassador with the People to People Ambassador program, a national educational travel organzier.

“The program’s preparation for this trip is very rigorous,” said Robinson’s grandmother, Wendy West. “She has had to complete about 26 different projects on top of her schoolwork.”

People to People has organized international travel programs for students and adults across the nation for almost 50 years. Students 5th through 12th grade who participate gain unprecedented access to sites throughout their destination as part of the program’s ongoing effort to promote peace through understanding diverse world cultures and lifestyles.

To become a student ambassador, Robinson was anonymously nominated by a teacher at Lincoln and subsequently interviewed by a program representative after submitting three letters of recommendation.

The experience will be a significant financial committment for Robinson’s family, but the benefits of world travel are well known to them, as Robinson’s uncle is an alumnus of People to People.

“This is a really great program and I think it will be a great opportunity for Jaden to hone her leadership skills and will inspire her to share these skills with her school and community,” said former Lincoln principal Carol Burton.

Through the duration of her trip, Robinson will keep a travel journal and tour such notable destinations as Parliament, meeting with parliament members as part of the program’s diplomatic angle.

“Jaden’s participation in People to People is quite an honor and we’re very proud of her and excited for her experience.”

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