Exchange student Nino Okraodze from Georgia presents her country's flag to AHS principal Dr. Jeff Hawkins. (View Larger)
Exchange student Sofiya Anisimova from the Urkraine presents her country's flag to AHS principal Dr. Jeff Hawkins. (View Larger)
The students presented the flags in appreciation of their host school. These flags are the foundation for a new tradition at AHS to feature the countries of each exchange student.
These extraordinary young people from countries all over the world receive a highly competitive, merit-based scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to attend local high schools and live with families in urban, rural, and suburban communities in all 50 states.
Once selected, students are expected to maintain a high level of academic performance, learn about American history and society, and participate in community service. Volunteer host families support exchange students by providing a comfortable, nurturing home, nutritious meals, and transportation to and from school activities.
Learn more about studying abroad: exchanges.state.gov
Learning more about hosting: hosting.state.gov
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