Two freshmen from Middlesboro High School received a donation from Home Federal Bank to assist them with funding for a summer trip to Europe.
Morgan Thompson and Campbell Spurlock were nominated by their choral director, Elizabeth Edwards, to participate in the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music Program next summer.
Thompson and Spurlock will be traveling with a group of over 200 students from across the state to seven European countries. They will perform almost daily and will be able to experience history. They will be participating in activities such as touring a concentration camp in Germany and exploring the Cathedral at Notre Dame.
They will perform before crowds and supporters in France, Germany, England, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Thompson and Spurlock went before the Middlesboro School Board on Aug. 30 and asked for the support of the school in order to raise money. The board voted and agreed to support their endeavors so they could begin fundraising.
Although the girls were nominated by their school, the event is not school sponsored. This means the girls are not eligible for any school funding. They will be having fundraisers throughout the school year in order to raise the money for the program. The deadline for funds is April.
An account has been established at Home Federal Bank for anyone interested in financially supporting their trip. The overall cost combined is $12,000, which includes everything needed for their 16 days in Europe and their weeklong camp at the University of Louisville.
Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-248-1010, ext. 208, firstname.lastname@example.org