student Nicole Minkina returns to BelarusWhat did California senior Nicole Minkina do on her summer vacation?

The San Clemente teen traveled 6,000 miles to her homeland of Belarus to introduce her school’s drug- and alcohol-prevention program to five high schools there.

“It’s a huge club at my school,” Minkina said. “We go into middle school and teach eighth-graders the harms of drugs and alcohol.”

She was moved to export her Catholic schools’ peer-to-peer program across the ocean because her father’s addiction took a toll on her family.

(READ the story in the OC Register)

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link on our Facebook Page.

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