I commend the Queensbury school for its new "Global Scholars Program."
The opportunity for high school students to study here is most valuable, as indicated by the visiting student comments. I must point out that the Rotary program is alive and well in Salem Central High School. Since 1969, Salem students have had the opportunity to spend a year in a foreign country. Correspondingly, a matching number of foreign exchange students have spent a year in the Salem school district with welcoming host families. The Rotary International Exchange Student Program is more than a "cultural exchange," since students "are required to attend school" as part of their experience and, in fact, many want transcripts of their academic work to be sent to their home country. Since the inception of the Salem Rotary Student Program, 100 students, home and foreign, have learned about the world. We need more understanding between countries and both programs are fine ways to build friendships.
Al Cormier, President, Salem Rotary Club, Salem