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Truckee student to head overseas

Shelby Springer

Shelby Springer has been chosen to play volleyball on an American team with People to People Sports Ambassador Program Youth Friendship games in Amsterdam this month. The organization was started by President Eisenhower in 1956 to promote world peace and understanding. There will be students from 32 different countries competing in different sports. They will also spend some time socializing and getting to know one another. There will also be an opportunity to learn local sports and to receive coaching from international coaches. She will also gain high school credit for her participation.

Springer was chosen after completing an extensive interview process and providing letters of recommendation from her coaches. She had to demonstrate not only the ability and knowledge of volleyball, but also she had to show she had the qualities needed to represent the USA and her hometown of Truckee.She had to show that she is responsible and mature, and most of all able to promote friendship with students from other countries.

Shelby is 15 and will be in 10th grade at Tahoe Truckee High School this fall. She lives with her mother Michelle Mulligan and stepfather Bob Kelgard.

She said she is looking forward to playing on the Truckee high team this upcoming school year. She is very excited about this opportunity and is looking forward to bringing her new found skills and knowledge to the Truckee High Volleyball team.

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