Fort Worth ISD Travel to China, Germany, Japan and Swaziland
Fort Worth, Texas - More than two dozen Fort Worth ISD students will be traveling the globe this summer as goodwill ambassadors for Fort Worth Sister Cities International.
Exchange programs are what it’s all about for Fort Worth Sister Cities. This summer delegations will visit four of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities including the inaugural visit to Guiyang, China. Other groups will visit Mbabane, Swaziland; Trier, Germany; and Nagoaka, Japan.
- Luis Gonzalez – Western Hills High School
- Oaul Nguyen – Paschal High School
- Valeria Quintana – South Hills High School
- Cody Cox - FWISD teacher
- Jack Eiband – Paschal High School
- Elva Gutierrez – Carter-Riverside High School
- Beverly Fletcher – FWISD Art Director
- Kelly La Farge – FWISD INA Art Director
- Noah Archibald – Monnig Middle School
- Andrea Cardona – J.P. Elder Middle School
- Donte Floyd – Paschal High School
- Emmanuel Fuentes – South Hills High School
- Edwin Gomez – William James Middle School
- Elena Henry – William James Middle School
- Iris Mendoza – J.P. Elder Middle School
- Merrill Moore – Carter-Riverside High School
- Chandan Prasai – South Hills High School
- Michelle Rueda - William James Middle School
- Kasey Talbot – Meadowbrook Middle School
- Gina Powell – FWISD teacher
Exchanges with each of Fort Worth’s sister cities provide youth the opportunity to spend 9-15 days with an international host family, attend schools, make presentations about Texas and the United States and experience the local history, culture and customs.
Art teachers from Fort Worth ISD will accompany the group to Swaziland and work on art projects to include painting a mural in the Central Library of Mbabane. The Trier, Germany group are taking a City of Fort Worth flag to be hung at the Trier Rathaus (City Hall) to celebrate 25 years of partnership.
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