Students head to China

Three students from Fort St. James and one from Vanderhoof will be among a group of high school students from around the world heading into the future.
Jessy Bokvist, of Vanderhoof, Grady Goodwin, Parker Burk and Sally DeMerchant, all from the Fort, will be part of a group of B.C. high school students heading to Beijing, China for the 2011 Beijing International Youth Summer Event.

  • Wed Jul 20th, 2011 6:00am
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Three students from Fort St. James and one from Vanderhoof will be among a group of high school students from around the world heading into the future.

Fifteen hours into the future to be exact.

Jessy Bokvist, of Vanderhoof, Grady Goodwin, Parker Burk and Sally DeMerchant, all from the Fort, will be part of a group of B.C. high school students heading to Beijing, China for the 2011 Beijing International Youth Summer Event.

The 10-day event in the city of 15 million people will offer a crash course in Chinese culture, a Chinese language, tours of the city, demonstration of acrobatics, “kong fu,” a trip to the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

Students from all over the world will be getting some cultural education courtesy of  the Beijing International Education Exchange.

The students wrote letters to the school board to apply for the spots, and were selected by the board to represent the area.

While the students did not have much to say about their impending travel, they were looking forward to the experience.

 

“I’m excited to see the Great Wall,” said Burk.