Carthage Fifth-Grader Will Travel the World: People to People Initiative

Published 02/10 2012 06:13PM

Updated 02/10 2012 09:59PM

(Carthage, MO) -- A Carthage fifth grader will have the chance to explore the world this summer.

Carthage R-9 teachers nominated Steven Erickson as an american ambassador for the "People to People" initiative.

The program's goal is to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange.

Erickson will travel to Ireland, Scotland, and England to meet members of the British Parliament and visit historical landmarks.

Erickson does still needs your help.

He is half way to his goal of $7,000 for travel expenses.

The Carthage Middle School is accepting coke cans and donations on Erickson's behalf.

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