Students to Represent Fort Worth Abroad

Students to Represent Fort Worth Abroad

2022-05-24 11:38

Fort Worth, TX – Student Ambassadors to Visit Germany, Italy and Mexico

Fort Worth students and leaders depart next month for Trier, Germany; Reggio Emilia, Italy; and Toluca, Mexico. Delegations are led by educators from the FWISD, private schools, and universities.

In March, the students attended a Fort Worth City Council where Mayor Mattie Parker administered the Citizen Diplomat Oath to the students and their Delegation Leaders in preparation for their upcoming youth exchanges.

Students complete a vigorous selection process including personal interviews and are selected to represent the City of Fort Worth as Youth Ambassadors each year by Sister Cities. Applications are available for all students, as well as funding to support many.

Through these experiences, students benefit from a global education, as well as learn valuable leadership skills. Their understanding and respect of other cultures also increases which enhances their college and career opportunities.

When the students return to their local campuses, they share the lessons learned while abroad with others, helping make Fort Worth more globally fluent.

A list of students and leaders traveling this summer are below.

Trier, Germany – June 1-11

  • Allison Bedwell, Carroll High School
  • Eric Bormann, Trinity Valley School
  • Ashlyn Corbin, Trinity Valley School
  • Tatum Duncan, Trinity Valley School
  • Katah Gunter, Carroll High School
  • Antti Havia, home school
  • Sanvi Kishinchandani, Carroll High School
  • Chelsea Martinez, World Languages Institute
  • Caroline Nartz, Timber Creek High School
  • Henry Tincup, The Oakridge School
  • Gwendolyn Young, Southwest Christian School
Delegation Leaders
  • Chelsy Beninate, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Michael Roemer, Trinity Valley School
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Cora Valderas, Texas A&M University

Toluca, Mexico – June 4-11

  • Ari Ahdieh, Trinity Valley School
  • Beau Butler, V.R. Eaton High School
  • Azael Hernandez, I.M Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA
  • Isaiah David Kayembe, Collegiate Academy of Birdville
Delegation Leaders
  • Alexis Gross, World Languages Institute
  • Gregory Gross, Benbrook Middle High School

Reggio Emilia, Italy – June 22-30

  • Yessica Gonzalez, Marine Creek Collegiate High School
  • Grace Hackworth, Trinity Valley School
  • Lily Keisler, Trinity Valley School
  • Jacob Lane, Marine Creek Collegiate High School
  • Nayeli Loredo, Marine Creek Collegiate High School
  • Joshua Mora, World Languages Institute
  • Kyle Smith, World Languages Institute
  • Karina Torres, Marine Creek Collegiate High School
  • Patsy Torres, World Languages Institute
Delegation Leaders
  • Dawnelle Butler, Westlake Academy
  • Cindy Vasquez, City of Fort Worth
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Daisy Aguilar, Texas Tech University