7th grader selected to study WWII history abroad

Christa Harrison Start Date: Oct 5, 2017 - End Date: Jul 4, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Normandy, France
  • Versailles, France
  • Cannes, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Salzburg, Austria

My Travel Story

by: Christa Harrison Start Date: Oct 5, 2017 - End Date: Jul 4, 2018
For the first time in history my local high school opened up their study abroad summer program to Junior High students. I am one of only three chosen for such an amazing experience. 

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
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Normandy, France
  • Versailles, France
  • Cannes, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Salzburg, Austria