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December 22nd, 2009 by John Stephens
The Temple City Sister Cities Program has selected the six students who will be traveling to Australia in mid July, through mid August. The students will stay in the homes of six Australian students who will visit Temple City this spring. Departure dates are still pending.
The Temple City High School students will tour sites in the Hawkesbury and the capitol of Canberra. They will attend high school with their host sibling and visit some of the local elementary schools. There will be a tour of Sydney, including the famous Opera House, the Harbor Bridge, and Centerpoint Tower. The students will see Bondi Beach and Manley Beach. This is just a sampling of the activities planned for the Temple City exchange students. The six students selected are Christine Nowak, Kasey Sickles, Kelsey Sih, Carrington Taylor, Dana Tran and Tyler Yung.
Christine Nowak is a member of the Girls’ Water Polo team, the Track team, and Choreo. She is a Girl Scout. Her interests include photography and cooking. Kasey Sickles is a member of the high school Drum line and plays baseball. He plans to attend either Arizona State University or California State University of Fullerton. Kelsey Sih is involved with ASB, as the Sophomore Vice-President. She plans to become a teacher or a veterinarian. Carrington Taylor is active in school sports, ASB, club soccer, and church activities. She plans to become a pharmacist or to go into business. Dana Tran is a member of ASB, as the Sophomore President. She is a member of the Track team. She plans to become a family practitioner or pediatrician. Tyler Yung plays the cello in the Advanced Orchestra. He is a member of Key Club, Chess Club, and History Club. He can solve the Rubik’s cube in less than four minutes.
The alternate is Winnie Chung. Chung is a member of the Sophomore Student Class Council, JSA, and Model U.N. She is also a volunteer in the Temple City School District.
The first activity for the six exchange students will be to ride in the Camellia Parade in February. They will be introduced at an upcoming City Council meeting and at an upcoming TCUSD School Board meeting. They will help at the City sponsored Rabies Clinic in July and the Concerts in the Park during the summer.