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Up With People: Meet the cast, part 2
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Rilee Webb, 18 Arizona, USA - photo by Special


    About 100 members of the Up With People cast touring North America in 2015 will be in Statesboro for the week of Aug. 24–31. While in Bulloch County, the cast will participate in various local service projects and live with local host families. And on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Up with People will perform a variety show at Statesboro High School for the public.
    In the weeks leading up to the show, the Herald will introduce you to some of the cast members, who hail from around the U.S. and the world, each Sunday.

 Rilee Webb, 18 — Arizona, USA
   
Rilee decided to join Up with People because she wanted a unique experience after high school and wasn't ready to go straight to university. However, she didn't want to get behind in her studies, so she is taking study abroad courses on the road and will be able to jump back into college seamlessly. Rilee describes the experience as "living with 100 of your best friends from every corner of the world and singing, serving, traveling, dancing and learning together. It's seriously incredible." She also has red hair, which she cuts and dyes herself!

Mauricio Alejandro Solorzano, 18 — Toluca, Mexico
   
Mauricio just graduated from high school this year and is excited to be traveling with Up with People for the first time. He is very passionate about writing music and  wants to create music that will impact people and change the world. He is excited about the community service opportunities Up with People offers, and says he is "obsessed with making people smile" and hopes that he can make a difference in communities he visits. Mauricio wants to be an author one day and share his experiences of travel with the world.

Vicky He, 20 — Beijing, China
    Vicky is very passionate about travel and new experiences. She has been to many different parts of China, Sri Lanka, the United States and Britain. She grew up in Beijing but went to college in Hong Kong, and says that "being exposed to different languages, different cultures and different environments helped me mature in a way that was different from my peers. I learned to understand and respect other cultures, as well as to show others a positive image of my culture and my country." She is excited to be a part of Up with People and has been inspired by her host family's and castmate's stories.

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