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RUSD Students Travel to Racine's French Sister City

05/16/2017

Ask Mayeli Garcia or Marie Redding, students at Walden III, or Johanna Honore or Jenna Swiertz from Case High School, what they did for spring break and you're in for an excited recital of a variety of experiences.

The delegation of four students led by Mr. Francisco Martinez, a language instructor at Starbuck Middle School, visited Racine's French sister city, Montélimar, and got the opportunity to spend time in Paris.

The excursion was sponsored by the Sister City Planning Council.

“Before this year I never would have thought that I would be given this opportunity. I have come to learn so much about who we share this amazing planet with and I hope in the years to follow, that I will be able to return to Montélimar and see my dear friends that I made during my trip again,” Johanna Honore said.

Racine’s Sister City Planning Council, working with Racine Unified, is exploring ways to expand and enhance exposure and immersion in the cultures of Racine’s four sister cities, Aalborg, Denmark; Montélimar, France, Oiso, Japan and Zapotlanejo, Mexico. Al Guetzlaff, chairman of the Planning Council, said an ideal goal would be similar exchanges with all our sister cities.