AUBURN – Janna Laverdiere, a student at St. Peter’s and Sacred Heart School, will join a select group of students representing their school, community and state as a People to People student leader.

Laverdiere has been accepted into a People to People International Summit in London, Strasbourg and Paris on Oct. 9 to 16. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Laverdiere was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

People to People’s International Summit brings together outstanding student leaders from across the United States to focus on leadership and international relations. Whether they are meeting with a member of the British Parliament or exploring the role of the European Union, students will develop the skills that will help them as the leaders, while earning academic credit.

The International Summit is an opportunity for students to consider European perspectives on world affairs while connecting with the people and cultures of England and France.

From the Tower of London to the Arc de Triomphe and the chambers of the European Parliament, the students will explore major monuments and prominent institutions. International Summit delegates will engage in daily exercises and explorations that will reflect the summit’s focus on international affairs and diplomacy.

As they delve into European heritage and ways of life, participants will gain a greater understanding of American culture, history, government, political and economic systems and social structures. Through workshops, excursions and discussions, delegates will discover the political, economic and cultural links between the United States and Europe.

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