Saipan mayor meets with visiting Korean students

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SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang encourages visiting Korean students to study hard and pursue higher education.

“Reading makes you smart,” Apatang told the 12 students who visited his office on Tuesday.

He also encouraged them to visit the NMI Museum to learn more about the history of the islands.

The Korean students, who arrived on Jan. 6, are on island to participate in the WOW English Camp coordinated by Yeon Tae Choi of Costa Tour. The camp ends on Feb. 2.

Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang and a staff member pose with the Korean students who are on island for the WOW English Camp.  Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

Choi said the camp is a short-term English class launched in 2001. Every year he brings in at least three groups of students from South Korea to participate in the camp.

This time, he said the group of students, who are from kindergarten to eighth grade, is accompanied by two teachers.

The students come from different cities and schools in South Korea, he added.

While on Saipan, the students are attending an English class at Eucon International School.

On Tuesday, Mayor Apatang presented certificates of appreciation to the students for their “generous volunteer effort to help create a healthier community for the benefit of all by donating their time and dedication to clean up Chalan Kanoa Beach.”

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