June 20, 2005: The last class
|Today is the final day to go to school. Mr. Wyatt carries a lunchbox of rice ball with him.|
In the evening, the host families were invited to attend the closing ceremony.
|The program for the ceremony was on the board.|
|The ceremony has started.|
|A certificate was handed to each student from the principal.|
|The principal said "All of you gave us a good stimulus. We hope that you transmit to your friends in Iowa what you have seen and felt here in Oita without fail."|
|The principal then handed a bag containing commemorative goods like Ogiodai High School's magazine and mug cup.|
|Mr. Johnson, the leader of this time mission from JFK High School in Iowa,made a thank you speech, saying "Tokyo was a big city, but we could find real nature of Japan here in Oita." It was a wonderful comment.|
|On behalf of the students, Mr.David gave us a thank you message in Japanese.|
We-were-there-picture with the teachers.
|We host families joined the scene as well.|
|Mr. Wyatt said he got many friends this time. Each student shook hand and hugged here and there.|
|Good bye, good friends, see you again.|
|The last dinner was of Tempura of fish, pork and vegetables. As in Iowa the price of fish is expensive, Mr. Wyatt enjoyed sea fish Tempura very much.|
|After relaxed for a while, he packed his belongings in a huge suitcase. We will get up very early in the next morning, good night.|