Tye Stephens, son of Kevin and Michelle Stephens, had the opportunity in July to spend almost three weeks touring Spain, France and Italy with People to People, an international ambassador organization.

"I had so much fun and met a lot of new friends," comments Stephens. "Thank you to all who donated and made this trip possible for me."

Stephens said his favorite destination was Assisi because of the rustic Italian atmosphere. He also enjoyed touring the Roman Colosseum where they were shown elevators used to transport soldiers and animals in and out of the complex.

Other highlights included visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, time spent on various beaches and a three-day home stay with a Spanish family.