From: Emily Boettger
Konnichiwa! My name is Emily Boettger and on April 8, I will be traveling to Winonaís sister city, Misato, Japan, with thirty other students and adults as an ambassador. I am very excited to experience the Japanese culture and ride on the Shinkansen (bullet train). I am a little anxious about visiting the onsen (hot springs) but it is an important part of the Japanese culture and I want to experience it all. I would like to say thank you to the Winona community, WAPS, and family and friends who have supported this trip by attending fundraisers and making donations. Without your support this trip would not be possible. I canít wait to tell you all about my experience when I return. THANK YOU.
Sincerely, Emily Boettger, 8th Grade Winona Middle School student