Lucas C. ‘26 Participates in International Program
by St. Andrew's Communications Staff
This past summer, rising sixth-grader Lucas C. ‘26 represented the United States at an international camp in Krakatau, Indonesia focused on building cross-cultural understanding and friendship, skills he will bring to the Middle School this fall.
"I learned to understand different people's points of view on the world,” Lucas said. “This will help me have a more open mind in my normal life."
The 28-day program, organized by Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), gathered 11-year-old children from about a dozen countries for educational and cultural activities. Lucas was one of four students from the U.S. delegation.
“I thought it would be a great experience to learn about and live with people from other countries,” Lucas said. “My favorite part was learning about how Indonesian customs are different than American customs.”
As he enters sixth grade, Lucas is looking forward to both the freedoms but also the academic challenges of Middle School. He plans to continue with another activity he participated in as a fifth grader – programming LEGO Mindstorms robots with St. Andrew’s FIRST LEGO League team - where his strength in team building is felt, said Kim O’Shaughnessy, Science Department Head and FIRST Robotics sponsor.
“The positive spirit that he brings really forms a glue that holds this team together,” O’Shaughnessy said. “His enthusiasm for being part of the team is such a joy to watch.”