Youth from 14-16 in the Wenatchee Valley have an opportunity to be an ambassador to Misawa, Japan from August 15 to August 24, 2014 in return for a lifetime of memories and new friendships.
Teresa Allen from the City of East Wenatchee sent me an email saying students still have a chance to enroll, because the Sister City program has extended the deadline to attract more students.
Delegations include anywhere from 4 – 12 students ranging in ages from 14 – 16 with an equal or greater number of citizens, local officials, Apple Blossom Royalty, teachers and community leaders.
The delegation has traditionally spent 1-2 days touring Tokyo, 5-6 days staying in Misawa with a family, attending the Misawa festival and attending numerous Misawa City functions.
Ambassadors are required to buy official red and white shirts with the Sister City logo as part of the dress code to be worn as they participate in parades, banquets and a BBQ by the Misawa mayor, all of which are followed by the Japanese Press.
Applications to be an adult or student Ambassador of goodwill are available from the Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister Association website (wenatcheevalleymisawa.org). Information for students is also available through their schools.
Anyone interested can also call Teresa Allen at 886-6102.