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2011 JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. High School Students Send-Off Party(07/14/2011)

JET Program Coordinator Abigail MacBain (l) and high school participant Anastasia Clegg (r) speak about the program.

Consul General Kawahara (l) and Mieko Avello (r), former president of the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese, give opening remarks.

Consul General Kawahara (second from left) stands with selected students Brandon Dong, Anastasia Clegg, and Alexa VanDemark. The three Florida students were among 38 from around the U.S. chosen to participant in the inaugural year of the JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. High School Students.

Japanese teachers Satoko Fisher (far left) and Mieko Avello (far right) join their students and Consul General Kawahara.

The three selected students and their families.

Student Brandon Dong (student) with his parents and representatives from Western High School.

Student Anastasia Clegg (far left) with her family.

Student Alexa VanDemark with her father.