Six students who attend Fort Worth schools left Thursday for a trip to Japan as part of the Fort Worth Sister Cities International exchange program, the school district announced Friday.
The students will spend a week in Japan as goodwill ambassadors.
"Since 1990. The Harashin Co. of Nagaoka, Japan has funded scholarships for eight Fort Worth students and two teachers to travel there for educational and cultural enrichment exchanges. In return, the families of these Fort Worth students host students and teachers from Nagaoka in their homes for a reciprocal exchange," the Fort Worth school district said in a news release.
The students are:
Southwest High School: Blaine Edwards
Paschal High School: Mariley Grissom and Alison Strickland
South Hills High School: Brian Loredo
Arlington Heights High School: Meagan Moses and Katherine Super