WESTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED SISTER CITIES AMBASSADOR SCHOOL
Fort Worth, TX — School hosting students from Bandung, Indonesia
Western Hills High School was selected as a 2014 Ambassador School by Fort Worth Sister Cities and is hosting students from Bandung High School #5 in Indonesia. Fifteen students and two educators are in Fort Worth March 17th
. This is the first year of a two-year Ambassador School Program with Western Hills High School.
While in Fort Worth, the Indonesian students are being home hosted by students and families from Western Hills High School and attend classes with their host brothers and sisters. They experiencing Fort Worth’s culture by visiting the Stockyards, the cultural district, the Botanical Research Institute and the Museum of Science and History. Due to a longtime partnership with Sister Cities, Kids Who Care will also conduct a theater workshop for the students.
In partnership with the Fort Worth Public Library, the Indonesia students will participate in a community service project by sharing their culture with the children at one of the library branches. “This is a unique opportunity for Fort Worth children to learn more about other parts of the world. This will open their eyes and show them the value of diversity,” said Ann Rice, Chairwoman of the Board.
The Indonesian principal and vice principal are joining the group for the first two days of the exchange to experience the school program first hand. While here they are visiting with the organizers of Sister Cities’ International Leadership Academy, Fort Worth’s two-week summer global issues program held on the TCU campus, to prepare for recruitment of their students.