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Up with People: Meet the cast, part 4
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Ran Hu - 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. 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 US and the world, each Sunday.

Amina Johansson, 19 — Falköping, Sweden

     Amina's dad traveled with Up with People when he was 19, and since she was a child she knew she wanted to join the program and do three things: perform, travel and make a difference in the world. At only 19 years old, she has already visited
45 different countries and believes that music is the best way to connect people and messages.

Shane Wegner, 18 — Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Shane was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Logan, Utah, during his sophomore year of high school. Shane is one of the drummers in the Up with People show, and he has been playing the drums since he was
8 years old. One of the reasons he decided to join Up with People was because of his passion for music, which he gets to enjoy every day. Shane decided to join the group only four days before the semester started, and so far the experience has been worth it!

Ran "Hu-Hu" Hu, 22 — Beijing, China
    Ran has a degree in international business and was ready to get her masters degree in marketing in February of this year. However, one of her friends from school was traveling with Up with People and convinced her to apply, and now she has joined Cast B15! From the very first week of the program, Ran realized the risk was worth it because it gave her the chance to meet people from 21 countries and the opportunity to learn about their visions of the world.

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