Visit to Crossroads Elementary School
Mayors Norm Coleman, of St. Paul, MN and Herbert Napp, of Neuss, Germany, along with St. Paul Superintendent of Schools Patricia Harvey arrived at Crossroads School to celebrate the two cities becoming sister cities.
The two cities both lie on important rivers; St. Paul on the Mississippi, and Neuss on the Rhine. So, of course, Rivers of Life was there! Here, CGEE Director Tracy Fredin welcomes the dignitaries to Crossroads.
John Shepard, Assistant Director of CGEE, gave a brief introduction to our new CD-Rom, "Waters to the Sea," then turned the program over to the students, who gave the dignitaries a more complete tour.
The students clearly enjoyed teaching the adults, and the adults were fascinated by the competence of the Crossroads students. At left, Mayors Napp and Coleman listen to instructions on how to navigate "Waters to the Sea" from Crossroads students Gene and Aaren.
The excitement continues this evening, when the students of Crossroads Elementary School present a Streamer Trunk describing the city of St. Paul, MN, and the state of Minnesota, to the mayor of Neuss. Mayor Napp will present the Steamer Trunk to a school in Neuss, who will be sending their own box to Crossroads in the near future.
It was a fantastic day, and once again, the river helped make the connection between people, and cultures!
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