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Kanayama Exchange
By Haley Widness


August 28, 2008

To Whom It May Concern,

I am saddened by the argument over who should participate in the Ketchikan-Kanayama Extchange Program. I am an alumni of the program and felt that it was one of the best experiences I have ever had the privilage to be a part of. It is not a matter of who is popular or smart, but more of a matter of commitment. At times I didn't want to fundraise or go to class, but I kept a good attitude about it and went eventhough I might not have felt up to it. At the very begining I signed a contract to that commitment. In the end it was very worth it and I had the time of my life while meeting so many new people and learning new things. It is a great program and I hope that it continues for many years to come. I thank all those who have supported this program in the past and continued support in the future.

Mrs. Svenson, I read that you want to be on the board, but by the time you are finally finished bashing in the program, there may not be a board for you to join anymore. Impressions are important and I think you've made yours.

Haley Widness
Kanayama Exchange Student 2007
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I am a sophmore at Ketchikan High school and alumni of the Ketchikan-Kanayama Extange Program."

Received August 21, 2008 - Published August 28, 2008


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