Saint Dominic Academy Freshman to be a Delegate for International Summer Program
March 22, 2016
AUBURN --- Ninth grader Emma Skelton will be traveling to Denmark for 22 days this summer as a delegate for a peace-oriented camp known as the CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) Program. CISV is a leadership organization that develops cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults around the world. It also promotes peace, friendship and understanding.
Each year students from around the world come together for this retreat where they begin to understand the differences in cultures as well as discuss problems that exist between cultures. Thirty-six students, including Emma, will spend over three weeks together where they will build new relationships, cross language and culture gaps, and discuss global topics. Emma attended a similar camp through CISV two years ago in France.
“I’m excited to go,” said Emma. “I look forward to meeting my peers around the world. It will be interesting to see because they are going through the same things I am but in a different country. I don’t know if we will be able to communicate because of the language differences, but I want to try and make a lot of memories and new friendships.”
Last fall Emma was published in the 2015 Young Authors Camp’s Young Words publication. She has been writing short stories since fifth grade and hopes her experience in Denmark will inspire future story ideas.
“Emma is absolutely an amazing person, one of several that we need to continue to acknowledge and develop here at St. Dom’s,” said Mr. Marty Bressler, Emma’s World Geography teacher. “She is an exceptional writer and is part of an amazing group of freshmen that will positively define the school over the next four years.”
For more information on CISV, visit http://www.cisvusa.org.