Cottonwood grad and Presidential Scholar spends part of her summer in China
A group of U.S. students who were visiting China, and their Chinese counterparts, dance around a bonfire in Beichuan in July. Beichuan was the epicenter of an earthquake that struck the country in 2008. The students visited the Sichuan Earthquake Memorial site. (Courtesy of Xue Lian)
Sage Herrick, in yellow with fan, practices martial arts at the Yihai No. 8 School in Beijing. On the left is Jordan Lee. The two were among 12 U.S. students, who were Presidential Scholars or Intel finalists, chosen to visit China on a trip hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and funded by the Yihai Education Group. (Courtesy of Xue Lian)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s more than 6,500 miles from New Mexico to Beijing, the capital of China, but an international exchange program helped bridge that distance for an Albuquerque student in a very special way this summer.
Recent Cottonwood Classical School graduate Sage Herrick was one of a small group of U.S. teens chosen to visit China in late July to foster better understanding between the two countries.
The trip was hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and funded by the Beijing-based Yihai Education Group, for 12 students – all either Presidential Scholars or Intel finalists – who were selected through a highly competitive process.