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Hendersonville Sister Cities is awarding a total of $4,000 to five local students through its annual “Hendersonville Student Ambassador" Travel Scholarship.

Forrest McClure, 21, is a History and French double-major at UNC–Greensboro, has spent an entire academic year at Université de Rennes.

This is the third 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News. 

Amman, Jordan, doesn’t seem like a destination most American college students would visit the last summer before their senior y

ear. Then again, Maggie McKenzie isn’t your average college student.

Double-majoring in French and Arabic at UNC–Chapel Hill, 21-year-old McKenzie is spending nine weeks of her last summer as a college stude...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018) – Hendersonville Sister Cities has won Sister Cities International’s 2018 “Innovation Award for Youth & Education” for cities with populations under 25,000, for the organization’s inaugural "Hendersonville Student Ambassador" Travel Scholarship program.

The awards competition, open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are prom...

This is the second 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News.

Rachel Raasch, 20, began planning some of her major life goals during her years at West Henderson High, where she fell in love with journalism and the Medici family of Florence, Italy.

           

She’d known from an early age she had to make it to Italy eventually, since her great-gr...

This is the first 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News.

Katie Farina, 20, has called the Blue Ridge Mountains home since she was six years old, and grew up cherishing the wildlife around her. This month, she’s trading her backyard mountain views for the Peruvian Andes and studying the biodiversity of the Amazon.

And, it’ll be the first time in her life she travels internationally.

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