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Trip of ‘a lifetime’ takes local teen to Europe


July 25, 2017

Parton NICK PARTON visits Eiffel Tower during a choir trip to Europe.

Swiss chocolate. Swiss army knives. Swiss watches. Swiss cheese.

That’s how good it’s gotten for Nick Parton after traveling in seven European countries as part of the Oregon Ambassadors of Music Tour.

Saying he was happy to be back in an English-speaking country last week, the 18-year-old Sweet Home High School graduate reflected last week on his different stops along the way.

By far, his favorite was Crans-Montana, Switzerland, where he was able to try real Swiss cheese and chocolate and buy a real Swiss army knife and watch.

His trip, starting July 3, took him as part of a group...

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