Wings of Rotary students visit Team Radio
Ponca City Now - March 15, 2016 3:03 pm
KPNC radio personality Sean Anderson is surrounded by Japanese students in the "Wings of Rotary" program visiting Ponca City. Nine students from Japan are visiting Ponca City as part of the exchange program.
Kelly Johnson, a Ponca City Rotarian, and Nahomi, the chair of the Youth Exchange Commission in Japan, visited Team Radio with the students on Tuesday afternoon. Johnson said the program started in 1977 and more than 20 students from Ponca City have visited Japan through the program over the years.
"It is a fascinating experience to broaden their horizons and give them an opportunity to see a completely different culture," he said.
Nahomi said it is the mission of the commission to broaden the students’ horizons and act as a mediator between the two countries. She said this was her third time to visit Ponca City with different groups of students.
Johnson said students who may be interested in the program can contact a local Rotarian for more information about the competitive application process. The next group from Oklahoma will visit Japan in June.