Sherwood, OR, April 17th: Sherwood High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange.
The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding, cultural exchange, and global awareness. Sherwood High School is one of a select group of high schools EF has recognized across the United States for the 2017-2018 school year.
"Sherwood High School has shown an outstanding commitment to offering a global education,” said Bob Fredette, President of EF High School Exchange Year. “By welcoming our exchange students into the classrooms, Sherwood has created unique learning opportunities not just for the exchange students, but for the American students and faculty as well."
This year, Sherwood High School welcomed EF High School Exchange Year student Alessio Balocchi from Italy. Not only has Alessio been warmly welcomed into the school, he has become an integral part of the school's academic and extracurricular life, involving the greater community in the exchange experience.
“My experience at Sherwood has been amazing,” said Alessio. “I really enjoy the school environment and meeting new people. I have been skiing in the Oregon mountains with my host family and I like being on the tennis team -- I enjoy the challenge! I will never forget my time in Sherwood and I know I will always be welcome here.”
Local exchange coordinator Laura Kosloff added, "We appreciate how Sherwood High School’s administration and staff have welcomed EF students. The community and Alessio have shared an unforgettable experience thanks to the generosity of the administration, teachers, students, and our host families."
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., EF High School Exchange Year has been committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for more than 30 years. Since 1979, EF Foundation has matched more than 100,000 enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United States.
To learn more about getting involved with high school exchange in this community, contact EF High School Exchange Year Regional Coordinator Laura Kosloff at 503-913-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the EF office at 1-800-44-SHARE (74273). Visit our website at www.efexchangeyear.org