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Gardnerville girl selected for U.K. trip

by Leslie Pearson

Jessica Stanchfield was recently selected to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.

She will be a student ambassador and be a part of the 21-Day English Heritage Tour which visits England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Stanchfield is a sixth grade student at Scarselli Elementary School and lives with her parents Robert and Gina in Gardnerville.

Students have been chosen for this program because of academic excellence and citizenship.

“Like my Opa Kurt who is a graphics artist, I love art and he is always encouraging me and teaching me new techniques to try,” Stanchfield said, “I hope one day to be a small animal veterinarian.”

Stanchfield is also a member of the Quicksilver Dog Agiligity Club.

Two years ago Stanchfield was a contestant in the Miss Junior America pageant representing Gardnerville because of her academic excellence.

The People to People student ambassador program was established by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to create a global community where young Americans could learn about other cultures, political systems and economies.

Students are interviewed and evaluated before they are selected.

When they return from the trip, the students will share their experiences with schools and civic clubs.

Stanchfield will also have the chance to earn high school and college credits due to participating in the program.

The tuition for the program is $4,500. Stanchfield is in need of contributions from the community in order to attend the program. Those interested in donating can contact Pam Fox at Bergfield Enterprises at 783-8825.