Northfield Middle High School Receives
Global Education Excellence Award
Northfield Middle High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange.
The EF Foundation Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Northfield Middle High School was one of a select group of high schools recognized across the United States for the 2012-13 school year.
“Northfield Middle High School has shown an outstanding commitment to offering a global education,” said Dan Sodervall, President of EF Foundation. “By welcoming exchange students into the classrooms, Northfield Middle High School has created new and unique learning opportunities not just for the exchange students, but for the American students and faculty as well.”
This year, Northfield Middle High School welcomed 2 EF Foundation exchange students. Not only were the students accepted into the school, they became an integral part of the school’s academic and extracurricular life, involving the greater community in the exchange experience.
“My experience at Northfield Middle High School has been amazing,” said EF student Heidi Hammer. “I was able to participate in chorus, the high school musical and prom which is something I would not have done in Norway. One of the things I appreciate most about my experience at Northfield Middle High School is school spirit and being able to go and cheer for all of the school teams. I will never forget my time in Northfield, and I know I will always be welcome here.”
Local exchange coordinator Leslie Striebe added, “We thank Northfield Middle High School for welcoming this year’s students from around the globe. The community and visiting students shared an unforgettable experience thanks to the generosity of Northfield Middle High School’s administration, teachers, students and families.”
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., EF Foundation for Foreign Study has been committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for over 30 years. The organization brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, EF Foundation has matched more than 100,000 enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United States.
To learn more about getting involved with high school exchange in this community, contact EF Foundation local coordinator Leslie Striebe at 498-8699 or Striebe@trans-video.net. You may also call the EF Foundation main office at 1-800-44-SHARE (74273) or visit http://www.effoundation.org.