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Janesville teen spends time in Australia

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 β€” From snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef to touring the Sydney Opera House, one Janesville teenager got to participate in an adventure-filled trip to Australia this summer.

β€œIt was amazing. So much fun, we got to do so many new things and meeting new people. It was a great learning experience, and I would recommend anyone who can, do this trip,” said eighth-grader Gracie Claypool who was selected to represent Lassen County as a People-to-People Ambassador.

She traveled with a group of 42 of her peers and their action-packed itinerary included attending school with the students, visiting a working cattle station, rappelling off a 90-foot cliff, visiting the Capricorn Caves traveling through the rain forest on the Skyrail Rain Forest Cableway.

While snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, Claypool said she saw sea turtles and the colors were very vibrant as there were many different types of corals.

For the full story and photos, read the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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