WHITESBORO – Foreign exchange students were celebrated at Whitesboro High School today.
This is the 43rd year the district has held Foreign Students Day to promote cultural awareness. The hallways were lined with flags and signs, and the Bhangra Dancers, who performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” performed for students.
The keynote speaker for Friday’s event was born in Bosnia and survived life in a Pakistan refugee camp before coming to the U.S. in 1995.
“I think it’s amazing. I love meeting new people and cultures and everything, just getting to know more people from around the world,” said Sydney Henderson, vice president of the students’ Public Relations club at Whitesboro. “You to see new backgrounds; it’s like a new way of life and I think it’s a really unforgettable experience to get to experience that kind of thing."
Foreign Students Day ends with a dinner dance Friday evening for club members and exchange students.