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2019 Student Ambassadors to Takamatsu, Japan Selected

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 11, 2019) – Three St. Petersburg high school juniors will represent the city of St. Petersburg as student ambassadors to Takamatsu, Japan, during a cultural exchange visit July 1-11. Eleanor Anderson and Layla Sumilang of St. Petersburg High School, and Taylor Johnson, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, were chosen by the St. Petersburg’s Sister Cities Committee last week.

During their stay, the students will learn about Japanese culture while sharing St. Petersburg experiences with their host families and Takamatsu city officials. Upon their return home, Eleanor, Layla and Taylor will present an overview of their visit to City Council.

Later in July, St. Petersburg will host three student ambassadors from Takamatsu who will share their culture with host families and the community. Several community programs are planned to introduce the students during their stay.

For additional information about the Student Ambassador and Sister Cities exchange program, contact Lotta Baumann, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc., (SPIFFS) Executive Director, at 727-552-1896 or

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