For some people, the prospect of ‘studying abroad’ seems daunting. The exchange program Youth For Understanding (YFU) brings about 4,000 students into the US every year, while only about 400 Americans leave through the organization a year. According to Cathy White, the Senior Community Development Manager for YFU, distance from family and friends, cost, and apprehension about other cultures are the main things which keep most American students from pursuing a foreign exchange program.
It's the end of an incredible season for the Johnson Winterguard and the guard has ended on an extremely memorable note. From the bump to Open Class halfway through the season to becoming state Bronze medalists, the guard has created a path for years to come. And this past weekend, the Winterguard finished it off by placing 9th in the Winterguard International’s World Championships which was hosted in Dayton, Ohio.