7th grader selected to study WWII history abroad
My love for history and geography prompted me to apply but the more I read about the destinations and historical sites we will be seeing the more I knew I had to go.
My great grandfather and great uncles served our country during the war. My parents are both veterans and for me this opportunity will hold a special place in my heart to know that I will stand on the very beach (Omaha) where my great uncle landed so many years ago.
I hope to bring my knowledge and experience back to the classroom but also to the community. I am a Boy Scout and plan to research WWII veterans that have been buried near my home town that may have been part of the Normandy invasions and bring back sands from the beaches for a memorial service.
Please help in my fundraising efforts. Thank you. - Alex
During the season of giving I would like to personally request a small donation from every person who reads this post. Every dollar raised puts me one step closer to being able to study abroad this summer. I have been working extremely hard trying to raise money locally, but am still a long way off from the funds needed to take part in this opportunity. My mother has picked up extra work projects to try to help but with the care my father needs due to fighting cancer her time is limited and funds are sparse. Please consider investing in my educational future by making a donation. Thank you, Alex.
Alex is 8 months away from taking the trip of a lifetime. Your donation will ensure that all his hard work and study prior to departure leads to an amazing experience. Next week the group will begin studying the areas in the U.K. that they will be visiting.