Munford fourth-grader heads to Washington

By Justin Hanson - bio | email

MUNFORD, TN (WMC-TV) - As Munford Elementary fourth graders wrap up their school year, fourth grade student Hannah Burrows is preparing to continue her class work into the summer.

"I'm going to learn lots of stuff about history and the community, and I'm going to have lots of fun," Hannah said.

Burrows has been chosen to represent Tipton County in Washington D.C. as part of the People to People student ambassador program.  People to People was founded by President Dwight Eisenhower, who believed that interaction among citizens around the world can promote cultural understanding and world peace.

"We're hoping Hannah will get someone, maybe from a different part of the world, to be with Hannah so she can show them her culture, and they can show Hannah their culture," said Hannah's grandmother, Shirley Bridges.

While in Washington, Hannah and other students will visit the US Capital and the White House.  They are also scheduled to meet with members of Congress and President Barack Obama.

"To know that one student is so eager to go and pursue this endeavor and is like, OK, go with it," said Sherrye Dodson, a fourth grade teacher.

Hannah is still raising money for her trip, which family members say is something she will never forget.

"She can come back and say, 'This is what I learned. This is where I was,'" Bridges said.

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