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Saipan mayor thanks visiting Korean students for joining cleanup activity

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SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang on Friday met with 44 visiting Korean students to thank them for joining a cleanup activity at Sugar Dock Beach.

The students also received certificates of appreciation from the mayor.

“Thank you for helping us keep our environment clean by picking up our trash on the beach,” the mayor added.

He likewise urged them to “take pictures and show them to your friends — I hope you enjoyed your visit to our island.”

Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang poses with visiting Korean students at his office on Friday.

 Photos by Junhan B. Todino

Asia Pacific Center of English School coordinator Judy Kim said the students arrived on Saipan on Jan. 3 and will leave on Jan. 29.

The students, who are from 70 schools in South Korea, are attending a short-term English class at Mount Carmel School.

At the mayor’s office on Friday, they were accompanied by their coordinators Judy Kim, Hunjin Kim, and Yo Hon Park, and teachers Jung Woo Lee, Bun So Park, Chae Rim Park, and Ji Hyuk Kim.

Yo Hon Park said a second group of 44 students from South Korea will arrive on Saipan on Jan. 23 and will also attend a short-term English class on island.

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