Charlie McInerney is not your typical high school kid. He just got back from orientation at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, having driven there and back in a 1983 Mercedes 300 D Turbo Diesel that he converted to operate on vegetable oil. Herald, April 4th
Eleven students from the port city of Cuxhaven, located in the Lower Saxony region of Germany at the edge of the North Sea, will be spending the next ten days exploring Vermont and New Hampshire, attending classes at RUHS, and renewing ties with friends in the Randolph area.
The exchange, initiated by Vermont Technical College nearly ten years ago, has become an annual tradition with students from both countries taking turns visiting each other’s schools and learning about the educational and career opportunities both provide. When VTC dropped the program in 2012, RUHS saw it as a chance not only to continue a longstanding relationship, but also as an opportunity to broaden its students’ knowledge of and interest in European cultures.
“This year,” said Art Teacher Pat Cushing who is coordinating the exchange with Health Teacher Deb Lary, “the German students will be visiting the Vermont State House, taking a tour of Dartmouth College, and visiting Saint-Gaudens, a national historic site in Cornish NH. We will also be visiting art galleries, a number of local attractions, and of course, Ben and Jerry’s. When we’re not on the road, the students will be shadowing RUHS and RTCC students.”
According to their web site, the German students are very excited to be visiting the US during the US presidential election.
Students from RUHS will return to Cuxhaven in the fall of 2017.