American School Exchange

Jacqueline Johnson (now Jacqueline Williams) was a student at Rippowam High School, Stamford, Connecticut, USA.  She took part in an exchange programme with pupils from Trinity in 1971.  The American students stayed in the homes of pupils from Trinity, and then later the Trinity pupils went to the USA.  Jacqueline stayed here with Victoria Sly.  She has now posted a question on the Information Desk, hoping to get into contact with Victoria again.

She has now sent a copy of an article which appeared in the local newspaper during the time that the Trinity Students were visiting America.  She hopes it might trigger someone's memory.  Jacqueline is on the front row of the photo below on the right hand side.

Summertime Is Trade Time For Students

A homes stay exchange between students in Stamford, Conn., and Northampton, England, has been taking place during the summer. The Stamford students visited in England from June 28 through July 20 and the English students are visiting in Stamford from Aug 4 to 24.

The participants from Stamford are Carol Deluca; Jacqueline Johnson, Catherine Waymer, Christine Steel, Brett Thomas of Rippowam High, Bonnie Frate of Darien High and Ann Reardon of Stamford High.

They were accompanied to England by Miss Lena Treglia of Rippowam High School.

Deborah Storey of Trinity Grammar School & Mayor Julias M Wilensky

The English students are Neil. Freeman, Anthony Marke, George Rab, Lorraine Scrivener, Victoria Sly, Ann Smith, and Deborah Storey of Trinity Grammar, and they are accompanied by Miss Gillian Palmer of Trinity.

The homestay exchange program is coordinated by Mrs. Miriam Anderson of Rippowam High School and sponsor s exchanges to England each year.

While visiting in England, the students went to Stratford-on-¬Avon, Coventry, Oxford, Blenheim, Windsor, Hampton Court, London and Woburn, and spent time with the mayor of Stamford, England. During their visit to the United States the English students have been to the Empire State Building, the United Nations, Mystic Seaport, Bronx Zoo, the Statue of Liberty and have taken the Circle Line tour of New York City.

They have also toured the Olin Corp, American Cyanamid, the Stamford Police Station and have visited Mayor Julias Wilensky.

The exchange provides an exchange of idea and gives the students an insight into the life-styles of their counterparts in another country.


  [Jacqueline's Info Desk Question]

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