Tallwood High School Sponsors Sister City Exchanges
Tallwood High School’s Global Studies Department, under the leadership of SCAVB Secretary/Treasurer, Rebecca Gurley sponsored both inbound and outbound exchanges across the world. Most notably, with Virginia Beach’s Sister City of Moss, Norway where students attended the International Youth Peace Conference August 12-16, 2014 and helped celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Norway’s Constitution. SCAVB helped defray travel expenses for the Moss, Norway trip by contributing $100 per student toward airfare.
Students also traveled to our Sister City in Northern Ireland, April 4-12, 2014 and then hosted a reciprocal visit in Virginia Beach in September.
On March 17-31, 2014 they hosted students from our Friendship City of Olongapo, Philippines. October 9-18 Tallwood students, accompanied by School Board member Leonard Tengco, will visit Olongapo where they will have the opportunity to absorb Philippine culture while touring, participating in a Model UN Simulation, official ceremonies and staying in the homes of local families.