Colorado Springs Students Strengthen City’s Cultural Ties with Japan

Social studies teacher Gary Heaston and principal Cathy Tinucci introduce students from Fujiyoshida, Japan, during a cultural exchange Aug. 7 at Skyview Middle School in Falcon School District 49. Fujiyoshida began a youth-centric program 25 years ago, where students apply to visit their sister city, Colorado Springs. This year, Heaston coordinated a new direction: connect students from both countries within a public school.

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