Nantucketers Afar

Long time member of the Nantucket Rotary Club, Ken Beaugrand, recently spent a week in Geneva, Switzerland as part of an international travel scholarship outreach program. The program, sponsored by the Nantucket Rotary Club, was designed to create a higher level of understanding of our collective responsibilities as citizens of the world. Eligible were graduates of Nantucket High School who, through their post high school work, had majored in international relations or language. The two week program enabled these young people to be exposed to 18 different international organizations based in Geneva. Liz Skokan graduated from Mt. Holyoke with a focus on international relations and economics and has recently been accepted to graduate school at Johns Hopkins. Gabrielle LaFavre is a graduate of Trinity College where she majored in French and African studies. She recently completed her masters degree at the University of Massachusetts in professional writing. Both young women have also spent time volunteering in Africa. One of the highlights of the trip was a private audience with the Director General of the United Nations. The program also provided an opportunity for cooperation between Rotary Clubs internationally.