From: Anna Velikanova
This fall, I was selected to be an ambassador, traveling to Misato, Japan, not only to represent my school, Winona, Minnesota, but the entire United States. I wouldnít have been given this chance without the generous help of the Winona community. I would like to thank everyone who came to our fundraisers, the companies who donated toward our silent auction and the whole community for allowing this trip to take place.
This will be a great opportunity to see and try new things. Most importantly, it will build character. Iíve heard such great things from the past ambassadors about Misato that I canít wait to go myself! I am most excited about getting to see the Japanese ambassadors who traveled here in October and staying with the home stays!
We leave in a little over a week (April 8th). Iím very surprised at how quickly the time flew by! Once again, thank you so much for attending our fundraisers and giving us the chance to experience different cultures and traditions!