Mr. Sun attends Chinese School with me on Sunday
In order to prepare for this exchange and to connect globally with a sensitivity to appreciate the culture I took a class for a semester in speaking Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Sun came with me to the class and spent his time shadowing today with my principal and teacher at this community school that teaches approximately 70 students and an additional 5 adults. The chinese students who attend are maintaining their language and cultural heritage in our area that does not offer any mandarin course in the schools. Richland Washington is near the border of Oregon is home to Batelle Labs and other scientific facilities around nuclear energy including our nuclear reactors and home to where part of the nuclear energy has been an evolving industry since the early 1940's. We have a strong Asian American population in our region. Mr. Sun was delighted with the connections and conversations.