Students from Lansing School District heading to Japan

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- Students and teachers from high two schools in the Lansing School District will board a plane and travel to Japan Monday morning.

J.W. Sexton High School and Everett High School, will soon travel to Japan to participate in "Japan's Friendship Ties Program." This unique educational effort will include 23 Lansing students who will leave for Japan on Monday morning, March 19th 2018 from the Capital Region International Airport and return back to the United States on March 27.

Bridget Cooper teaches Japanese at Sexton and Dawn Stark teaches Japanese courses at Everett. Both will travel with students to Japan. The Lansing School District accepted the nomination and invitation to travel through the Office of Consulate General of Japan located in Detroit.

The Lansing School District is only one of eight school districts in the nation chosen to participate in Japan's Friendship Ties Program. This program is meant to promote travel to Japan and educate participants on the pleasant Japanese culture.