Winter 2013
The Edmonds Sister City Commission is looking forward to a middle-school and high-school mixed delegation to Edmonds' sister city, Hekinan, in July 2014. Recruitment will begin in the Fall of 2013, but advance planning is now underway, informing schools and the community of this project. A delegation of 10–15 students is the goal, and interested students who will be between the ages of 14–18 in July 2014 will want to begin deepening their interest in Japanese culture.

It is the mission of the Sister City Commission to promote international communication and understanding through exchanges of people, ideas, and culture. The student delegations we have exchanged with Hekinan since 1987 have created warm ties between Japanese and our American culture. You can see photos of the 2012 delegations to Hekinan and the Japanese students in Edmonds on the Commission's Facebook Page (You do not need to join Facebook to see the photos).

The application for students in 2012 as a sample is on the Commission's website for your reference. In addition, parents will want to think about being a host family in August 2014, bringing Japanese cultural exchange into your home. Questions and requests for advice may be emailed to the Commission at edmondssistercity@gmail.com. We look forward to a large and lively delegation in summer 2014!
Edmonds Student Del 2012 copy

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