Students from Parkersburg
, Parkersburg South, Williamstown, Ritchie County, Warren and other area high schools will be traveling to Australia, said Nanette Seligman
, primary delegate leader for the area.
'This is a very exciting program being introduced to our area.The students have academic standards, are involved in their community and have out-going social skills.I know they will represent our area well,' said Seligman of Parkersburg.
said many of the 35 area students that are scheduled to travel have never been overseas.
'They're very excited.Their excitement is contagious,' she
said. 'They're all getting their first passports.'She
said the program is structured.
They have to be able to talk and represent their home,' Seligman
said.The students will have assignments to complete in the time before the trip.They will need to learn about Australia and the town in which they live so they can answer a variety of questions.The trip can be used as high school or college credit.
'It's not a free trip.The kids will be doing fund raising throughout the next several months,' Seligman
said the experience should be memorable for the students.