Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kristina Ayanian to interview Prince Edward

BHS Sophomore and Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen 2013 Kristina Ayanian will travel to Nashville, Tennessee on May 23 to receive her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Medal Award from  His Royal Highness Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn of England.

The Nashville visit will include Tennessee's inaugural Duke of Edinburgh Award Ceremony hosted by Governor and Mrs. Bill Haslam at the Tennessee Governor's Mansion.  The foundation was founded by Edward's father Prince Philip in 1956 and is a self development program available for young people aged 14 to 25, with millions of candidates from over 140 countries having taken part in the past.

Josh Randle, the US award's national executive director, said: "The award program aims to develop one's entire self, creating responsible and experienced citizens and encouraging selfless service to others. It's about personal discovery and building character, and the life lessons learned give participants the confidence and skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the Following the awards ceremony, Kristina will have the opportunity to interview HRH for Teen Kids News on the ABC Television network. According to Ayanian, “this is a dream come true for me and a rare opportunity for any television reporter to interview a member of the British Royal family.”

She will also interview award recipients and participate in an English style afternoon tea. She is also invited to a black tie Royal Gala, which will benefit the US Duke of Edinburgh Award, taking a place at the Montgomery Bell Academy.  Mrs. Crissy Haslam is serving as Honorary Chair of the Gala, with Nashville philanthropist Ellen Martin chairing the Royal affair.

She was also featured in th Burlington Union today, you can see the article here.


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