Continued success for "rising star"

03/18/2009 2:34 AM

12/13/2010 9:35 AM

Ana Aceves-Cabrera, a Golden Valley High School junior, has been selected to represent the United States in an international youth debate competition.

I originally wrote about Aceves-Cabrera in November when Golden Valley Principal Craig Chavez chose her to speak for the "school showcase" at a district board meeting.

In November, she talked about her experience in space camp.  

Now, she is getting ready to jet off to Paris for the USA-France Youth Debates

Aceves-Cabrera is the first GVHS student chosen to particpiate the debates, Chavez said. 

To be selected, students must be skilled in French, public speaking and leadership.

While in France, Aceves-Cabrera will visit Versailles, Fountainebleau, and Caen. She will also be briefed on US/France relations at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Finally, Aceves-Cabrera will participate in a ceremony honoring veterans on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. United States President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are expected to speak at the event.  

The trip will last from May 28 to June 9. Before departing to Paris, Aceves-Cabrera will meet up with her USA teammates in Miami. 

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