On March 7, Seven students from Okinawa, Japan arrived in Oneida from Shuri High School. The program between Shuri and Oneida High Schools has been running since 1976. The only year Shuri did not send students was 2002, in the wake of Sept. 11.
Friday March 13, the students visited Durhamville elementary school to share their culture with students.
Other field trips during their stay will include: visits to other elementary schools in the district; pizza making at Ye Olde Pizza Pub; a maple sugaring tour in Stockbridge along with a farm tour; visiting the Oneida Indian Nation Shakio:wi Cultural Center and corn husk doll making; touring both the Oneida Fire and Police Departments; having lunch at the local La Vie Boheme Restaurant; and touring the Madison County Historical Society Cottage Lawn for a lesson on Victorian clothing and fan making. They will take a trip to Niagara Falls, the Canal Museum in Syracuse, the Everson Art Museum and they will get a taste of the Dinosaur Barbeque. Their visit will conclude with a "Good-bye Dessert Reception" with the host families and International Relations Club members.
For full story, see this week's edition of the Oneida Press.