LEWISTON – Zack Jensen has been named a member of the People to People Student Ambassador program to Europe next summer.

The objective is to promote international understanding while building leadership skills among America’s youth. The 20-day experience includes meeting with government officials, interaction with other students his age, educational activities and home stays with host families.

Jensen is a sophomore at Lewiston High School. He is an honor roll student, plays soccer for his school and is also a member of the Chess Club. He has served his community by volunteering his time helping in the classrooms at McMahon Elementary School. Jensen spent a recent Thanksgiving serving meals to those in need.

He was chosen to represent his school at an all-day seminar at Bates College on how to diffuse possible hate crime situations. He has also recently interviewed with the United Way to be part of a special new program where a small group of high school students will be trained on how to spread the word to their educational community on the things the organization does.

Jensen is the son of Donna and Ed Fenton and Richard Jensen and is the oldest of four children. He would like to attend college and eventually become a historian. He is looking forward to broadening his perspectives of the world and gaining a better understanding of Western European history. As an ambassador, he can also earn high school and college credit. Jensen will be fund-raising for several months in order to cover the costs of the trip.

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