Five students from Hartford Public High School have their passports ready for what they consider the inspirational trip of a lifetime.
The city teenagers are the only high school students from the United States who have been invited to next week’s World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw, Poland, where they will be in the company of leaders such as the Dalai Lama and Mikhail Gorbachev, educators said.
Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights activist who was the first Muslim woman to win the prize in 2003, is also among the conference’s headliners.
The Hartford students and a group from Quinnipiac University plan to leave for their weeklong trip on Friday. The three-day peace and human rights conference begins on Monday, and afterward, students and faculty will visit Krakow and the site of the former concentration camp in Auschwitz, said Giana Gleeson, a history and Spanish teacher at Hartford Public’s Law and Government Academy.
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