Michigan City High School welcomed six students from Zama Sogo High School in Japan for ten days earlier this month, March 10-20. The two high schools have had a "sister school" relationship for several years, and students from Zama Sogo visit both Michigan City and Chesterton each year, staying with host families.
At a farewell dinner on March 19, the MCHS student hosts (Kiara Stansil, Zack Parker, Lauren Werner, Liz LaFollette, Reese Attar, and Kendyl Adney) gave farewell speeches in Japanese and the Zama Sogo students gave speeches in English. After many photos, hugs, tears, line dancing, and laughter, the students said goodbye to their new friends. A wonderful time was had by all!
Michigan City High School is now hosting a group of eight students from a high school in Pfaffenhofen, Germany -- another longtime partnership of the MCHS Foreign Language Department. The German students will be staying with host families in Michigan City until April 11.