Renaissance student chosen for National WWII Museum ambassador program By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF email@example.com Jan 31, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email Josh White of Meridian was chosen to be a 2018 student ambassador for the National WWII Museum. Courtesy Idaho State Historical Society Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Josh White, a senior at Renaissance High School in Meridian, has been named a 2018 student ambassador for the National WWII Museum.Josh is one of just eight high school students chosen for the ambassador program. The student ambassadors have the responsibility to identify local World War II veterans and collect their oral histories. Those histories are then archived in the museum’s collection, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. “We’re losing our World War II veterans at a rapid rate, so the stories and memories of the Greatest Generation have never been more valuable,” said the National WWII Museum’s student programs specialist Adam Foreman. “We’re thrilled to have the most dedicated students around the country helping us collect these personal accounts.”Josh won first place in the documentary category at the Idaho State History Day Competition and won Best Idaho Entry at the National History Day competition in 2017.Josh traveled to Normandy, France, with his teacher, Janelle Gilson, to learn about WWII and the focus of his research, Idaho veteran Ray O. Coffey. That trip was made through a program called Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute, according to the press release.At Renaissance, Josh is senior class president, a math tutor, president of the National History Day Club and captain of the Academic Decathlon team. More from this section Dog of the Week: Buddy Posted: 5 p.m. March for Meals March 17 at Kleiner Park Posted: 3:52 p.m. Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy Posted: 3 p.m. Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart Posted: 2 p.m. Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop open to the public in Meridian Posted: Feb. 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!