Natalie Stillings, 12, of Augusta, recently returned from a Dwight D. Eisenhower People to People Student Ambassador Trip to France and England.

In France, Stillings and members of her delegation visited the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. There they also received instruction from a local artist, learned about World War II and the effects of D-day at the museum at Normandy, and visited the coast of Normandy and the Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.

In England, they visited Stonehenge, Oxford and Warwick Castle, and took part in a theater workshop, visited Sir Winston Churchill’s War Rooms, went to an English school, met with a member of the Parliament of England, went to the Tower of London, and took a ride on the London Eye.

Natalie raised all the money for her trip, including spending money. She made jewelry, sold candy bars, collected bottles and held raffles. Her church held a benefit supper and her sponsors included the Women of Christ Church, Red Barn, E.J. Prescott, Inc., Dottie MacMasters, Elsie Viles, American Legion Auxiliary — Fitzgerald Cummings Unit 2, Janet Pierce, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 887, Andrew and Mary Dionne, Jody Clark, Gary and Carolyn Burns, Susan Cooper-Dyer, Colleen Messina, Kathleen and Shirley Bailey, Donna Jacobs, Sen. Roger Katz and her grandmother Nancy Stillings.

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