Australian students get a tour of East Meadow High School


Students from the other side of the world were greeted as special visitors to East Meadow High School on Sept. 24. Principal Richard Howard, staff members and students welcomed guests from Balwyn High School, a school in Melbourne, Australia.

More than a dozen students and staff members from the Australian high school traveled to the United States and made East Meadow a point of visitation during their trip. Members of the East Meadow High School National Honor Society led the group on tours of the school while also inviting them to participate in classes. The Australian students interacted in gym, art and the various academic classes at East Meadow High School.

Educational World Travel coordinated with Custom Tours, Inc. to arrange the visit to an elite Nassau County school. The goals of the visit were to allow the Australian students an opportunity to see the daily routine of students at East Meadow, experience the variety of class offerings and socialize with American students. Many of the Australian students indicated that the visit was one of the highlights of their trip.

—Brian Stieglitz