America through the eyes of Chinese students

Young Chinese students visited Region One this month. They are, from left, Bai Yunhan, Louise Faveau, Katherine LaFonde, Mary LaFonde, Xi Ronghuan, Mo Fanyi and Qiao Wenyi. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SHARON — About a month ago Region One School District Assistant Superintendent Lisa Carter received a somewhat panicky email from a colleague in China.

A planned trip for 16 Chinese students to stay for a month in Wethersfield, Conn., fell through when not enough families signed up to host the children.

Carter swung into action and found families in Region One who were willing to step up on short notice.

Four of the students came to Sharon Center School on Tuesday, June 4, for an interview.

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