Trip to Taiwan proposed for Kiski Area students
Some Kiski Area High School students could be headed to the Far East early next summer.
High school Chinese teacher Kaity Chou presented a plan to the school board to take an 11-day trip to Taiwan next June 9 through 18.
A minimum of 15 students are needed to make the trip and the cost is $3,899 per person.
Chou has taken students on two trips previously to her native land.
The school board plans to vote on the request Monday.
“It’s nice to see a teacher show great passion and vigor, that’s really nice to know,” school board member Ronald Coleman said.
The trip would be highlighted by a visit to the National Palace Museum, which includes 5,000-year-old Chinese artifacts taken from the mainland during the revolution of the late 1940s.
Students also would take a trip to a tea farm and interact with junior high students in Sanxia, who are the most proficient in English.
“This is a place with a fascinating culture,” said Kiski Area graduate Nolan Pepka in a video presentation. “I returned there as part of a two-week study group while a Purdue student. The trip showed me that there is so much the world has to offer.”
George Guido is a freelance writer.