Thursday, April 04, 2002

Some Good News


Teachers can travel to France

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        Educators who work or live in the city of Montgomery or in the Sycamore School District may participate in a Teacher's Exchange program with Montgomery's sister city, Neuilly-Plaisance, France.

        The city is accepting applications for educators to spend a Thanksgiving weekend in the French sister city.

        The teachers will live with a host family in France.

        Kevin Reynolds, a member of the Sister City Commission, said a travel package in being put together. He said it is estimated that the total cost, including air fare and some meals, will be $1,200 to $1,500.

        “Host families will meet them at the airport, provide transportation and they will live with a host family,” Mr. Reynolds said. “Neuilly-Plaisance officials have said they can accommodate about 10 or 15 people.”

        He said this is the first time the commission has done a teacher exchange program with the sister city.

        “Exchange programs exist to give participants a cultural, educational and social experience in another country,” Mr. Reynolds said. “This exchange should provide an interesting view of the educational process in France while allowing for a deeper understanding of the region and its people.”

        He said in addition to the time spent in schools, the teachers will have a chance to enjoy the festivities of Beaujolais Nouveau and Salon des Terroirs, a food and craft festival.

        Applicants must be a resident of Montgomery in professional education; an educator in Montgomery schools or in the Sycamore School District, public, private or preschool; or a Montgomery city official.

        To receive an application, visit the city's Web site at www.montgomery- ohio.org or contact City Hall at 891-2424.
       

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        Benjamin Williams, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 468, has attained the highest rank in Boy Scouting: the Eagle Scout Award.

        Benjamin is a senior at Milford High School. For his community service project, he organized and conducted the construction of a small walking bridge at Miami Glenn Park, near Milford.

        He has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy Prep School in Fort Monmouth, N.J. After a year at Fort Monmouth, he will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

        He is the son of James and Betsy Williams of Milford.

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        The local NAACP Council is recruiting students to participate in the 2002 local ACT-SO competition, 5-8 p.m. April 27 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3212 Woodburn Ave., Evanston.

        ACT-SO stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological Scientific Olympics.

        Contact Deborah Guilford at 281-1900 or Gloria Turnbow, 751-2131.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340.
       

       



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