During a weeklong visit via the Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association’s Student Educational Exchange Program, 10 students and three adult chaperones from Shiso, Japan, stayed with local host families and toured the area, including the Sequim School District.
Since 1993, the all-volunteer coordinated program aimed at promoting cultural appreciation, history and understanding, community values, international relations and exchange of ideas through first-hand experiences, has facilitated the opportunity for student ambassadors from Sequim and Shiso.
On Oct. 5, a group of Sequim High School freshmen accompanied by adult chaperones are scheduled to travel to Shiso, where they’ll say with stay with the families of the students who came to Sequim.
The visiting students from Sequim include Nathaniel Edge, Ozzy Kramer, Erin Gordon, Kaitlyn Viada, Richard Hall, Brenden Jack, Nick Kingsley, Jazen Bartee, Jade Webb and Gabby Dingman.
Shiso is a city of about 41,000 residents in the Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.