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New Palestine High School welcomes administrators from China

NPHS Senior Ellie Roudebush teaching administrators from China how to clog dance.

CSCSHC was honored to welcome administrators from China to New Palestine on Friday.

The group was part of the Chinese Education Connection, which allows educators from China to visit schools in the the United States and vice versa. Indiana has a sister state partnership with Zhejiang Province in eastern China. Teachers and administrators come to Indiana about six times each year. They tour schools to learn about education in America and present lectures about how schools operate in China.

NPHS Principal Keith Fessler gave a presentation about programs that make New Palestine unique, including the Early College program, Project Lead the Way, and many of the extra-curricular programs the school offers.

NPHS Senior Ellie Roudebush presented an example of an Exit Interview, where seniors must demonstrate, with specific examples, skills and concepts they learned during their four years at NPHS. Ellie’s exit interview included a hands-on demonstration for the guests on how to clog dance, as seen in the photo above.

Students from Mr. Large’s Advanced Business Management class gave the group a tour of the building. They were then treated to a traditional school lunch.

Earlier in the week, the administrators met with IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox to discuss amateur athletics. The group will stay in New Palestine for the weekend before going to back to China.

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