LEWISTON – Zachary Jensen, a sophomore at Lewiston High School, has been selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador program in Europe this summer. He and his parents are planning a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Shaw’s in Lewiston to help pay his tuition of $4,995.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the organization in 1956. He believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, so eventually would countries.

The objective of the program is to promote international understanding while building leadership skills among America’s youth. The 20-day experience includes meetings with government officials, interaction with other students, educational activities and home stays with host families. People to People Student Ambassadors are interviewed and evaluated before their acceptance.

Jensen said he is looking forward to broadening his perspectives of the world and gaining a better understanding of Western European history. He plans to attend college after graduation and becoming an historian. As an ambassador, he can also earn high school and college credit because of the many educational elements in the program.

Jensen is the son of Rick Jensen of Lewiston and Donna and Ed Fenton of Lewiston.

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