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Eisenhower Fellows Visit St. Peter’s School

October 6th, 2008

On Friday, September 26th, St. Peter’s School hosted a school visit by five Fellows from the Eisenhower Fellowship. The Latin America Fellows were selected for their accomplishments in their fields and leadership qualities. Those joining us included Dr. Laura Alonso from Argentina, Jorge Srur from Argentina, Ignacio Alvarez from Chile, Gustavo Guerra-Garcia from Peru  and Dr. Claudia Naylor from Brazil. The mission of the Fellowships is to engage emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts and unite them in a diverse, global community-a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just and peaceful world.

This is the third year that St. Peter’s School has given the Fellows a glimpse of an American school in session. David Costello, Head of School, took the Fellows on a tour of the building and answered questions about our educational system. The Fellows enjoyed a sampling of Declamation from Sixth Grader Ariel Klinghoffer and Seventh Grader Leo Kivell. The five Fellows then joined classes where they observed the students, ate prepared Latin American foods and answered a multitude of questions.

In the Spring, the Eighth Graders will be invited to observe the Fellows in discussion with Colin Powell, Chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowships. St. Peter’s School is enthusiastic about its partnership with the Eisenhower Fellowship as it helps broaden our global awareness and gives the Fellows insight into the diversity of American education and the uniqueness of our school.