During the first two days back to school, Osseo Senior High welcomed a group of Ukrainian student visitors. These students have had the opportunity to tour the school and learn what life is like at an American high school.
Throughout their visit, the student visitors have expressed awe at the amenities, school spirit and friendliness of the people they have met. They were particularly excited to watch a football practice in the days before school started and to participate in Osseo Senior High’s back to school pepfest.
Each Ukrainian student visitor was paired with an Osseo student and shadowed them through their classes for the two days. The visit also provided Osseo students with an opportunity to learn from the Ukrainian students about how their experiences at home contrast to their experiences here.
The student visitors are staying with host families in the area through mid-September. In the coming weeks, they will visit Maple Grove Senior High and Park Center Senior High as well as, Brooklyn Park City Hall, Hennepin County offices and other locations.
-Published Sept. 3, 2014