Exchange student tells China tale

Thursday , November 15, 2012 - 2:27 PM

Staff And Correspondents

A U.S. exchange student who studied Madarin Chinese in Central China, where students today spend 14 hours daily in school, will tell of her summer living in Zhengzhou, near the Yellow River.

She will speak in a free presentation from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Ogden Golf and Country Club, 4197 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.

The Greater Ogden branch of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring the event and invites the public to come.

Kela Harrington, 15, of Mercer Island, Wash., is the granddaughter of Gordon and Polly (Mary) Harrington of Ogden.

She was the youngest of 80 American high school and college students selected from 3,000 applicants.

The purpose of the State Department of Cultural Affairs program is to train American young people in critical languages such as Mandarin, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.

Those wishing optional brunch may order upon arrival.

For information and reservations, call the AAUW Ogden President Collette Greenwood at 801-529-6362.



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