Madeleine Sherman, a sixth grader at Lakeland Middle School, was recently accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador program set to go to Australia on July 14.
Shermanwill be traveling with a delegation of kids around her age, led by experienced teachers. Sherman said she is excited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for new experiences, cultures, and food.
Shermansays she wants to be a student ambassador because it will give her independence that only travel can bring, and allow her to connect with other cultures and meet new people.
She is raising money for the trip in several ways, such as doing household chores and using ideas from the internet.