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Custer receives global excellence award

Published: Thursday, June 21st, 2012

global excellence — Jan Becker, left, and Karoline Jostne, center, present Custer Board of Education president Jon Dahlstrom the Global Education Excellence award during a Board of Education meeting held Monday, June 11. Custer received this honor due to its participation in the EF Foundation exchange program and its acceptance of other cultures.

 

Custer High School received national recognition for excellence in global education by EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange. The EF Foundation Global Education Excellence Award is presented to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness.
This year, CHS welcomed four EF Foundation exchange students. Not only were the students accepted into the school, they became an integral part of the school's academic and extracurricular life. 
“Increasingly, parents, educators and the business community are recognizing the importance of preparing our kids for the global economy by creating 'international' experiences that broaden each student's world perspectives,” said Dan Sodervall, president, EF Foundation for Foreign Study.
The award was presented Monday night at the Custer School District Board of Education meeting by one of this year's EF Exchange students, Karoline Jostne from Norway and local coordinator Jan Becker. 
Christina Hassler from Austria (hosted by the Kevin and Carla Stiffarm family), Meike Hoeppner from Germany (hosted by the Robert and Christine Buckius family), Yu Ching “Ally” Tsai from Taiwan and Karoline Jostne from Norway (both hosted by the Lonnie Hosman family) had a year of memories they will cherish forever. 
To learn more about getting involved with high school exchange, contact Jan or Steve Becker at jan.becker@effoundation.org - 745-5935 or visit effoundation.org.

Custer High School received national recognition for excellence in global education by EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange. The EF Foundation Global Education Excellence Award is presented to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness.

This year, CHS welcomed four EF Foundation exchange students. Not only were the students accepted into the school, they became an integral part of the school's academic and extracurricular life. 

“Increasingly, parents, educators and the business community are recognizing the importance of preparing our kids for the global economy by creating 'international' experiences that broaden each student's world perspectives,” said Dan Sodervall, president, EF Foundation for Foreign Study.

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