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High School Exchange Students Visit Seattle

Each year Academic Program Administrators LuCinda Mountifield and Jennie Fouts take a large group of Academic Year Program (AYP) participants, host families and Academic Coordinators to Seattle for a day of sightseeing and holiday shopping.  This year they had about 110 people join including students from countries such as Japan, Mongolia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, China, […]

 

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