North Santa Rosa

JHS Student Returns from China


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July 25, 2011 8:00 pm
Jay, FL. – Jeremy Gibbs has returned from China where he was visiting as an International Student Ambassador with People to People International. During his trip he visited five cities and a small village. The trip started in Bejing. As soon as they stepped off of the plane they were taken right to Tienanmen Square. They also visited the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Next was an overnight train ride to X’ian, the site of the Terracotta Warrior Army, guardians of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi. From there they flew to Shanghi. While there the group attended demonstrations by the Chinese Acrobats and the Chinese Opera. The next stop was Wuzhen, a city built along a series of canals. This part of the trip was spent in a local school where the group worked with the students to practice their English. Some of them might know how to say “y’all” now. While in Wuzhen the group visited a small village just outside the city where they got to see and experience the Chinese home life during an over night stay with a host family. The final stop of the trip was in Hong Kong where the group took a tours of China’s most modern city. One tour was via a ferry ride around Victoria Harbor and another was to one of the three famous market places where the group was given a chance to practice bargaining skills.
During the entire trip there were many more experiences in which Jeremy, and the group, were able to take part. The whole experience was very exciting and educational but, it also gave him an appreciation of the freedoms and luxuries we enjoy and take for granted here at home.
Jeremy and his family would like to send out a special thanks to three Jay Area Businesses, Thomas Farms, John L. Burkhead Corporation and Jay Medical Center along with other Santa Rosa and Escambia County Businesses who provided sponsorship in part for the trip. Without the sponsorship from these folks this opportunity may not have happened.
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