Pendleton Welcomes Sister-City Students

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The City of Pendleton would like to extend a hearty welcome to the exchange students in town this week from Pendleton’s sister city of Minamisoma, Japan.

The students were welcomed enthusiastically in Portland on Wednesday, and the City will host a welcome party for them in the Vert Clubroom at 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. The public is encouraged to attend. Exchange students will then go home with host families for the duration of their stay.

The exchange comes not long after a delegation from the City of Pendleton visited Minamisoma in April. The region was hit hard following a devastating tsunami in 2011 that resulted in a nuclear plant disaster and evacuation of the city.