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MPHS Students at Echo Foundation Student DialogueTwo IB Students to Serve as Foundation Ambassadors to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nearly 300 Mecklenburg County students, gathered on April 26, as part of The Echo Foundation’s “2016 Footsteps Global Initiative: Bosnia”.

Forty Myers Park students, led by teachers Ms. Roselyn Coyne and Ms. Kristen Angerer, participated in a panel discussion student dialogue of the Bosnian Conflict, marking the twentieth anniversary of one the most brutal instances of genocide in Europe since the Holocaust.

Myers Park High School IB Students Seungmin Parks and Marissa Patel were among the group of ten Charlotte area students that were selected as this year’s Echo Student Ambassadors. Through the Echo Foundation, Ambassadors will study and visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, a land rich in religious diversity and torn by conflict as it struggles to rebuild itself after years of war and displacement.

The Echo Foundation is a Charlotte-based nonprofit education foundation. Founded in 1997 by Noble Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and Stephanie Ansaldo, the Foundation’s goal is service towards humanity through education. The curricula and programs developed by Echo and its partners focus on character development as an essential practice for success in academics and life.

The Echo Ambassadors all raise money to support their trip, which includes a service project developed by the students and carried out during their stay.

See below for our MPHS IB students highlighted in a front page news in this Charlotte Observer article.

A recorded version of the Echo Foundation's Student Dialogue can be viewed via Skype at this link

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