Two other Juneau residents will be part of the World Youth Day celebrations in Rome -- but they'll be performing.
Susanna George and Scott Shaub, both 19-year-old graduates of Juneau-Douglas High School, are members of the Up With People cast that will perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of World Youth Day. Both have been traveling with Up With People for the past eight months.
More than 100 students from 23 countries will present a mix of international music at the celebration, singing popular vintage pieces in Italian, Spanish, Polish and English.
Up with People is an independent, nonprofit, educational organization that brings students from 90 countries together to travel, perform and serve communities. It was founded in 1965.