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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:18 PM

My AMAZING daughter did it again! Invited to South Africa!

Some of you may recall that she had been tapped to attend the Intensive Law & trial program this summer at Stanford... She did end up going, and had an amazing experience. Not only did she get to participate in a mock trial in SF Superior Court, but she made friends and also learned a LOT about what big universities are like... the endless walking, hot dorms, bad food lol

Well she got more than that...She earned college credits, achieved an award for being the Best Witness (out of 100 kids) and was tapped to be inducted into out local college chapter of the Honor Society for Leadership & Success.

Now she is invited to attend a special 10-day program in South Africa with the Scholar Laureate Delegation for International Relations & Diplomacy!
Here's the local news article!
http://southtahoenow.com/reader-content/12/06/2019/local-teen-scholar-invited-delegation-diplomacy-south-africa


The program will take these students to meet with actual political leaders to discuss equality and learn about the challenges of a new democracy. This is really interesting for her since she believes that ALL those who seek public office should experience how other countries govern.

She is applying for a scholarship through the program, and is also eligible through the Honor Society at the college. And again, we are fundraising to get the rest of the costs covered. The trip itself is actually comparable to the cost of the Stanford program, but the passport and plane ticket will be a little more. Before anyone decided to tell me this is stupid or "for profit" ...I know, there are tons of these programs that do foreign trips, and many of them are costly as well...but the experience and the continued opportunities for honor roll, etc are invaluable IMO
She is stoked and really looking forward to the option for travel and learning...

Please feel free to share the link and see if we can get this girl closer to her dreams!

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Reply My AMAZING daughter did it again! Invited to South Africa! (Original post)
FirstLight Dec 9 OP
lame54 Dec 9 #1
NewJeffCT Dec 9 #2
tavernier Dec 9 #3
FirstLight Dec 9 #4
JoeOtterbein Dec 9 #5
CaptainTruth Dec 9 #6
FirstLight Dec 9 #7
FirstLight Dec 9 #8
panader0 Dec 9 #9
FirstLight Dec 9 #10
FirstLight Dec 10 #11

Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:20 PM

1. First rec - great news - congrats...

Congrats to your daughter
Not my first rec

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:24 PM

2. Congratulations

best wishes for continued success

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:24 PM

3. We Democrats have the most brilliant children.

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:39 PM

4. Thanks! whats reall cool is...

...that she is literally 17, graduated a YEAR early...(turns 18 next month)

and most of the kids being invited to this are juniors in college, so she's running ahead of her time

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:09 PM

5. COOL!

Many DUers have brilliant children. Super cool!

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:13 PM

6. Congratulations!!!

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 08:17 PM

7. kick

Hope you all get to see my bragging 😉

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:58 PM

8. ...today we were driving home and she informed me

She's now learning "Africans" the second most used language.

She hopes to be able to speak well enough to have conversations with locals🥰

This girl never ceases to amaze me!!!

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:10 PM

9. As a proud father of two amazing daughters

I sincerely congratulate your daughter!

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Response to panader0 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 11:18 PM

10. Thanks

I am amazed at her drive and resilience....coming from poverty and single parenting, she's a firecracker,!!!

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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 01:41 PM

11. kick!

Cuz I am still bragging

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