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Spelling Bee

This year, Shoma Miyazaki represented Katoh Gakuen Gyoshu High School for the National Spelling bee held at Tokyo....

Iowa Journal Entry 7

I would like talk about the few things that has happened during my stay at Iowa. First, it was great to eat many delicious American hamburgers because I really like the taste in America more than Japanese hamburgers. Second, I made a lot of the American friends and it was an amazing experience to touch with their “normal” compared to Japan. There were a lot of differences for example, the way to t...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 6

It has been 8 days after I had arrived in America. My host family has been very nice towards me and, I was able to experience many things. For example, Ryan who is the host family of my trip has brought me to many places to eat the delicious American food. The surprising thing was that there were many Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants. The foods were all made to be American, but it was stil...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 5

Today was my last day of stay...so sad. I don't want to leave Iowa. I really enjoyed my life. Mashed potato with gravy sauce, roast beef, corn chowder, beef stew, mac&cheese, pizza, french onion soup. french fries, chicken nuggets etc. I love my host family's food. I miss my host family. I also missed my friends I made in the school. I cried a lot when I leave Iowa. I want to split myself into two...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 4

In Iowa, I've been spending beautiful time with my host family every day. At the beginning of this trip, I was full of worry and anxiety about everything I'll do in Iowa. But, now, I'm full of happiness and excitement to be here. Actually, I and my host family visited various places in Iowa. For example, we visited an ice hockey game with my buddy and my host father. This was my first time to see ...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 3

First, I want to say thank Dr. Bostwick and my parents who made me visit Linn-Mar high school and JoLee's family. I'm having a bunch of fun with them spending 1 week and so all the things happening every day. Well, I don't have any siblings in Japan so I'm having spectacular time with Tyler (brother of JoLee), Joe (who is the hockey player) and Mitch (who is also the hockey player). Also, JoLee's ...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 2

I’ve been having a good time in Iowa. Surprisingly, I love the weather here. It’s always snowing and the roads are very icy! I even slipped and fell when I was taking the dog for a walk. It made me want to go to the university in Connecticut even more since I realized that I love the cold weather. The first week of school was quite hard for me because I didn’t know anyone from here and no one came...

Iowa trip Journal Entry 1

I have had really good experiences in Iowa so far. I went to downtown, several malls and basketball games with my host family. They are really nice to me and encourage me to challenge what I want to do or go. I also went to a farm to see 600 baby goats. They were cute, but there's too many and it was crazy. The day I enjoyed the most was yesterday when I went to the basketball game. My host family...