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Lubbock accepting applications for 2012 ambassador program, Japan trip

The City of Lubbock is now accepting applications for the 2012 Junior Ambassador Goodwill Program.  The mission of the Junior Ambassador program is to foster the development of friendship, understanding and education through International Ambassador Exchange. The Junior Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn first hand about the Japanese culture.

Area students in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade are eligible to apply. Interested students must turn in an application, three reference letters and a one-page essay on why they want to travel to Japan.  The deadline to apply is February 17, 2012.

Approximately sixteen students will be selected to participate this year.  Upon completion of the interviews, selections are made and the Junior Ambassadors will meet weekly in order to learn about the Japanese language, culture, and customs.  Meetings provide students a chance to become familiar with each other, as well as to prepare for their upcoming journey.  The Junior Ambassadors travel to Musashino, Japan in the summer of 2012 for eight days.  This once in a lifetime opportunity will enrich the Ambassadors' understanding of the social, political, and economic aspects of Japan and will increase their global competitiveness in the job market of the 21st Century.

Applications are available at area Middle Schools, High Schools and at the City of Lubbock Municipal Building, Room 107, as well as on the City's Website http://jr-amb.ci.lubbock.tx.us. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2012. Applications should be submitted at the City of Lubbock Municipal Building, Room 107 or to: Junior Ambassador Program, P.O. Box 2000 Lubbock, TX 79457. For more information on this year's program, contact Sarah Hensley at (806) 775-2162 or via email at shensley@mylubbock.us.

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