Madison Paige Vance, 15, an incoming freshman at Jonathan Alder High School, has been nominated and accepted into the International People to People Ambassador Program.
The program was founded by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
As a student ambassador representing Central Ohio, Vance will spend several weeks this summer abroad, exploring a new part of the world, interacting with other cultures, completing educational projects and enjoying teambuilding activities, while also gaining academic credit as well as university-level credits.
She will be traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Switzerland, Austria and Germany (home stay in Germany) visiting areas such as the Anne Frank house (Nazi’s in Word War II), the city of Brussels, World War I battlefield and surrender of French to Germans, Eiffel Tower, the “Mona Lisa,” Notre Dame Cathedral, Napoleon’s homage, Hitler and the D-Day museum, The Beaches of Normandy, Warwick Castle of England, Buckingham Palace, the London Tower and meet with members of Parliament.
Vance is a daughter of Richard and Tonya (Haines) Vance, of Plain City, and is a member of the tennis club, club volleyball, the Jonathan Alder High School marching/concert band and is a competition baton twirler.
This journey will inspire learning and foster interest in other cultures and places as well as develop maturity and additional confidence. By venturing beyond local boarders, she will represent the very best of Ohio to the rest of the world and help promote peace and human dignity with 40 other representatives from central Ohio.