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Gallatin County High School freshman Maggie Stephenson has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program. She is the daughter of Tina Stephenson of Warsaw, Ky., and Bob Hacker of Madison, Ind.
The program was started by President Eisenhower after World War II to help build back the relations between the countries damaged during the war and to enlighten U.S. students of the different cultures of the world. Students must be recommended by a teacher or coach for the program and be interviewed by People to People before being accepted.
Stephenson will travel to England in the summer 2014 and tour the House of Parliament in London, where she will meet with a member of Parliament to learn about their government.
Her next destination will be on the beaches of Normandy in France where she will tour the World War II museum. Other points of interest in her summer tour will be in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands and Austria. She will participate in community projects and work at one of the many organic farms in Europe.
She will be raising money to fund her trip through private donations and fundraisers. Donations may be made at the Bank of Kentucky, Frances Stephenson Student Ambassador Fund, or mailed to 1039 Gridley Hill Rd. Sanders, KY 41083.