Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U.
Sixteen Valley View School District 365U high school students participated in STARTALK, Lewis University’s free foreign language program, during the summer.
A project of the multi-agency National Security Initiative designed to expand students’ knowledge of critical languages that may be under taught in the nation’s high schools, STARTALK not only taught students the finer points of Russian, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish, but also helped students understand various cultures and ethnicities.
Bolingbrook High School students who attended included: Kanoyinsola Akagbosu, Carrie Anderson, Simone Beckley, Mohammad Asad Chaudhry, Avery Johnson, Eridiam Llanas, Elizabeth Lopez, Madeleine Morrison, Mandy Perez, Claire Pigors, Esmeralda Reveles, Stephen Rosenthal and Jonathan Worlton.
Romeoville High School students who attended included: Ian Dattomo, Gabrielle A. Habeeb and Crystal Ice.
Students earned three transferable university credits for participating.