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 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.