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Selma teachers to travel abroad this summer

From left, Katie Stickland, Dani Yarborough and Heidi Meyer are headed to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this summer.
From left, Katie Stickland, Dani Yarborough and Heidi Meyer are headed to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this summer. JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Three Selma Elementary School teachers will travel to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this summer on a World View Study hosted by Immersion Abroad.

They are kindergarten teacher Heidi Meyer, first grade teacher Dani Yarborough and fourth grade teacher Katie Strickland.

The trip will take place July 20-July 30. The aim is to help teachers become advocates for global education by looking beyond the borders of North Carolina and experiencing cultures, countries and people different from their own.

In addition to the Spanish language, the teachers will learn about and compare Costa Rica and Nicaragua’s education systems, development and environmental issues. They will also explore cultural and historical sites and interact with Costa Rican families.

“This is a great chance to learn more about the culture and schools in Latin America and a truly wonderful opportunity for Selma Elementary,” said Principal Suzanne Mitchell.

“I am so excited and proud to represent Selma Elementary, and I look forward to sharing all that I learn this upcoming summer,” Meyer said.

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