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Education briefs for April 13

April 13, 2011
Marshall Independent

Marshall student selected for People to People program

Taylor Moede, a student at Marshall High School, has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program, an educational travel program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Moede will explore Australia for 17 days this summer as a member of the southwestern Minnesota delegation. By participating in the Boomerang itinerary, Moede can earn academic credit while getting to know the people, culture and history of the places visited. She will take part in a variety of activities such as a community service project, snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and participating in a ceremonial feast with the Maori people in New Zealand.

After being invited to enroll, Moede submitted letters of recommendation and successfully completed an interview process. Before departing, she will attend several orientation meetings with program leaders and fellow delegates to learn about the destination and prepare for the journey. Moede will travel under the leadership of Andrea Williams, a teacher-leader from Mankato.

Park Side kindergarten spring concert Friday

The Park Side kindergarten spring concert is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Park Side gymnasium. The theme of the concert is "Our First Year at School" and it will feature songs from the kindergarten music curriculum sung by 172 students.



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