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Rebels Around the World

Sophomore Alisha Newton visits the Great Wall after a Teen Missions trip to improve a summer camp where Chinese children learn English.

This year Parkwood’s International Club is really taking off. The club has more students than ever before and has doubled in size from last year. The students learn about different countries and cultures from each other. At every meeting a student presents a country by telling about its culture and geography, while club members snack on food from that country.

One of the faculty advisors, Spanish teacher Joyce DeWitt says “We’ve enjoyed it because it brought together kids who love traveling. Over the last year students have started presenting [at meetings]; it’s every enlightening. The students do a wonderful job.”

So far this year club members have learned about South America from senior Rachelle Warfel who took a missions trip there this past summer, Germany from junior Benedikt Hanssler, a German exchange student told stories about his home, and China from sophomore Alisha Newton, who described her summer missions trip with the organization Teen Missions.

The International Club meets the second Monday of each month in French teacher Jean Patterson's room, and new members are always welcome!

Written by: Elizabeth Carns, 12th grade student
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Mar 25, 2011 by Mrs. Regina Snelson

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