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.
Kanayama Exchange Student 2007
About: "I am a sophmore
at Ketchikan High school and alumni of the Ketchikan-Kanayama
Received August 21, 2008 -
Published August 28, 2008
By Kathleen Svenson
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