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2009 American Youth to Nijkerk       

Ten young men and women were selected to travel to Nijkerk in July. Interviews with interested youth were held in April. The Council Committee was privileged to select youth who were outstanding ambassadors representing our community.  Chosen for the trip were Sarah Erano, Bobby Gallant, Brittany Lester, Zachary McKeeby, Brenden Martin, Casey Norton, Johnathan Perog, Becky Rose, Beth Volks and Justin Perog.  The selection was very difficult since we had 13 outstanding youth who applied for the trip.  Michael Brockbank and Amy Brule went as chaperones.  Travel arrangements were made through Trevi Travel.  The Nijkerk Foundation planned and executed an exciting visit for the youth including reception with Mayor G.D. Renkema, a potluck dinner, biking to Spakenburg, a visit to Efteling Park, biking to points of interest in Nijkerk, a day in Amsterdam and a visit to the Zuiderzee Museum.

With the help of material prepared by Laura Lee Linder, the youth performed a re-dedication of the plaque in the Dutch Church in Nijkerk.

Special thanks goes to Youth Exchange Committee, Ron and Donna Lagasse, Amy Brule, Michael Brockbank and Connie Colangelo.  Also we extend our thanks to Laura Linder, Anneka Bull, the Erano family, Karen Lagasse and Sharon Fox. Of course we can’t forget to say thank you to the Nijkerk/Schnectady Foundation under the leadership of Edith Terschegget for planning an exciting visit for the youth.

Here is a link for pictures taken the night of their farewell dinner in Nijkerk