Skyview High School will host eight student ambassadors from five African countries on Wednesday, March 25. The visit, coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, is part of the U.S. State Department’s Youth Ambassadors Program.

The students and two teachers will arrive at Skyview High School at approximately 10 a.m. on March 25. Their visit (schedule below) will include a tour of the school, lunch with Skyview’s Model United Nations students, and classroom visits. The student ambassadors also will share presentations about themselves and their countries.

“We are excited for our Skyview community to have this opportunity to interact with visitors from Africa and possibly make some lasting connections,” said Paula Winter, U.S. history and Contemporary World Problems teacher.

The Skyview visit is one part of an itinerary that includes Washington, D.C., Chicago and Portland. The group includes a total of 17 students from Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria and Zambia. They are English speaking, 15-18 years old and were selected by the U.S. embassies in their countries.

Skyview tour schedule:
10 a.m. – Welcome
10:15 – Tour and lunch
11:20 – Presentations from student ambassadors
12:18 – Visit science, math and technology magnet program and classrooms
1:08 – Discussion of a piece of Nigerian literature with pre-AP English class
2:05 – Depart for Marshall House