Photo: Lakeside High School senior Andrew Brodsky works with Japanese students to help them learn English during Brodsky’s recent Sister City student delegation visit to Hanamaki, Japan.
HOT SPRINGS -- Student delegation applications for students desiring to be part of the 2014 Sister City student delegation traveling to Hanamaki, Japan in July 2014 are due on January 15. Garland County students currently in grade 8-11 are eligible to apply for the week-long educational study trip, which is sponsored by the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation. Up to 10 students will be chosen to travel to Hanamaki as representatives of Hot Springs, and will be expected to participate in Sister City Program activities throughout the year following their return.
Applications are available from the Sister City Program page of the City of Hot Springs Web site. Only complete applications will be considered. Limited scholarships are available.
“The opportunity to travel to Japan, visit our sister city, homestay with a Hanamaki student’s family, visit schools and experience the Japanese culture first-hand is an incredible opportunity for our students,” said Sister City Program Coordinator Mary Neilson. For more information, contact Neilson, 545-6960.