Jorgenson selected for exchange program |

Jorgenson selected for exchange program

SUMMIT COUNTY – Shannon Jorgenson has been chosen by the Rotary Youth Exchange as an ambassador to represent Summit County and the United States in this summer’s exchange program. She has been accepted and invited by France to spend a month to learn about its culture, families and language.

Jorgenson is a second-year French student at Summit Middle School and has enrolled in French 2 at Summit High School next year. When Jorgenson returns to the United States, she will bring her French companion with her to explore Summit County for a month.

Jorgenson’s resume includes initiating, organizing, and running a pencil drive in Teller County for the country of Liberia when she was in third grade. She expanded her first-year success to include eight schools with the benefits going to a different country each year.

Jorgenson has been a Girl Scout for seven years, led her baton twirling team to victory numerous times, and tutors other children in her classes. She is in honors classes at Summit Middle School and is active in after-school sports.

She has volunteered for various organizations, including the Summit County Chamber of Commerce. Jorgenson has helped the Verlo Mattress Factory Store in Frisco by parading through town in its mattress costume. She also has shadowed a local doctor and his specialists in Vail and Denver Hospital, to explore opportunities available in the medical field.

Jorgenson is soliciting sponsorships to meet the financial requirements of the exchange program. An account has been set up for her at First Bank of Frisco. Donations can be made directly to the bank in her name, or mailed to her attention at P.O. Box 321, Silverthorne, 80498. All sponsors will be recognized and thanked publicly.

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