Five public school students in Newark were selected to take part in a trip to London, England during Spring Break next month. Trip organizer Madeline Boughton told Essex County Place that the students include Rutgers Future Scholars, honor roll students and student-athletes. The trip will come at no cost to the students, and will be partially paid by donors who participated in a online crowdfunding campaign.
Students will visit several attractions in the United Kingdom, including the Wroxton College of Teaneck-based Fairleigh Dickinson University, Parliament, William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
According to Boughton, an essay contest was announced, and students with the best submissions were interviewed. Five of the interviewees were selected to participate. The students come from four different high schools in the city, and meet monthly to discuss logistics for the trip.
"I hope that this trip will inspire others to educate youth on the benefits and importance of traveling abroad", said Boughton. "Studying abroad at Wroxton was my best college experience. I want to share some of that experience with Newark youth as opposed to just talking about it", she added.
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