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Study of Spanish Takes Global Learning Out to Lunch

Pictured at the banquet are: Mr. Jose Sevilla, Yago Penedo, Robert Blood, Jason Cardinali, Teresa Cal, John Pope, Luke Miller, Stephen Canizales, and Ms. Cathy Eisner

Seven Marvin Ridge High School students and their two teachers were honored to be among the attendees at the World Affairs Council of Charlotte Luncheon on Wednesday, hosting special guest HE Francisco Campbell, Ambassador of Nicaragua to the United States.

As a part of its Ambassador Series, the WACC invited representatives from local compa-nies, universities, and high schools to enjoy lunch and to hear a presentation by Mr. Campbell. During his remarks, the Ambassador noted the importance of growing the relationship between the United States and Central America, and that global education would be a key factor in the future of the two countries.
 
The seven students were selected to attend by their teachers for excellence in language study. The Ambassador enter-tained questions from the audience, and Maverick senior John Pope was ready for the call. He was very interested in Mr. Campbell’s comments on renewable energy and was the only student guest to pose a question to the Ambassador.
 
After the luncheon, both Pope and fellow senior Teresa Cal followed up as Mr. Campbell graciously posed for a picture with the students.
 
The Marvin Ridge group is very appreciative to Dr. David Clark, UCPS Deputy Su-perintendent for Human Resources, for this tremendous learning opportunity to interact with a world leader.

Written by: L. Justice
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 by Beth Hamilton

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