A collection of thoughts, pictures, and videos of my global education journey.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Farewell to Zaporizhzhya

Presenting the flag to the Lyceum

Yesterday was our last day in Zaporizhzhya.  We have made many friends and have had a wonderful time.  The warmth of the people and the way that they made us feel so special was something that I will never forget.  So, thanks to Lydia our wonderful host, her husband Sergie, the Zaporizhzhya Classical Lyceum staff , and the students who included us in their lives for our visit.

We had the honor of attending the end of year concert and award ceremony .  The talent of the students is amazing!  It is very evident that both the students and teachers have worked very hard.  There was dancing, singing, and instrumental music. 

Sara made a few remarks and presented a bouquet of balloon flowers.  I made a few remarks and presented the U.S. flag to the school.  It was a very special moment that I will always treasure.

After the concert, Sara and I boarded the overnight train to Kyiv.  It was bumby, loud, and ho,t so we didn't sleep very much.  I am back in the hotel in Kyiv.  It is 7:00 am and I have meetings from 11:00 to 6:00, dinner, and then we leave for the airport at 2:00 am.  So...no sleeping today or tonight!  Maybe I will sleep on the plane! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!  Goodbye Ukraine!!

Sara with her balloons, me, and Lydia

Students playing traditional instruments

A traditonal dance

The bandura


1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a wonderful trip! Excited to hear all about it :) we missed you!