Japan, Here She Comes!
GRHS’ Ashley Hang wins FCCLA National Exchange Scholarship Opportunity
With her passport in hand, GRHS FCCLA member, Ashley Hang, a junior this year, is ready to set sail on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She is one of fourteen National FCCLA members throughout the United States to receive the Kikkoman/FCCLA Japanese Exchange Program Scholarship worth more than $11,000 each.
Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student. The Kikkoman Corporation funds this scholarship.
The FCCLA Japanese Exchange Scholarship is administered by Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA), a non-profit international exchange organization. Based on the premise that international understanding can be achieved through individuals, the program emphasizes family living as the core of the overseas learning experience. The opportunity to experience the day-to-day life of another country and its people enhances students’ awareness of international issues.
“I am so proud and excited for Ashley to experience this amazing opportunity!” says her FCS Teacher/FCCLA Advisor, Jill Lawson. “Ashley is the first student in my teaching career that has heard about this opportunity and did what it took to apply and was selected! It is also great to share this opportunity with her since; I too, was a recipient of this scholarship in 1997. Having had this experience myself, I know how it has impacted my worldview and has helped mold me into the person I am today. Yearly I share my Japanese Exchange Program experience with all of my students and with some of the World Geography students at GRHS.” We are all looking forward to hearing about her experience and connecting with the world around us.
To find out more about this and other FCCLA information, visit: www.fcclainc.org