Greetings from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia! As you may know, Bishop O’Connell has become Colegio SIL’s sister school in the U.S, and the experience has been phenomenal! We are a co-ed catholic high school in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area founded in 1957. We are currently celebrating our sixtieth anniversary.
The exchange program between our two schools is now three years old. It took off when nine students from SIL came to Virginia the fall of 2014. This year, twelve O’Connell students and two teachers are traveling to Barcelona, and we could not be more excited. Our group will arrive on Friday, October 6. The students have been getting acquainted with their hosts and their families through social media. Like in past years, we know that new life-long friendships are being forged.
We would like to thank Ms. Balcells and everyone at Colegio SIL for having us. A special thank you goes out to Ms. Yolanda Rubio for her hard work planning what will be a wonderful week filled with fun and culturally enriching activities. We cannot wait to enjoy it all. See you soon!
From left to right.
Front row: Ms Maria Rubio, Caroline, Ian, Sofía, Kim, Lauren, Lizbeth and Ms Yanine.