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Jordanian Students Visit Magruder



Magruder High School Hosts Jordanian Delegation as Part of International Sport Initiative

Magruder High School in the Montgomery County School District . will welcome visitors from Jordan as part of the U.S. Department of State-funded King Abdullah II Awards for Physical Fitness Visitors Program on Thursday January 24.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State International Sports Initiatives in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The visitors program is a continuation of a relationship initiated by HHS in 2004 with King Abdullah II of Jordan that led to HHS working with the Jordanian Ministry of Education to create a program modeled after the HHS sponsored “The Presidents Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program.” In 2006, representatives from HHS traveled to Jordan and evaluated and advised the newly created Royal Health Awareness Society on the implementation of the King Abdullah II Physical Fitness Awards program.
The delegation consisting of 10 youths who have excelled in the program as well three professionals will participate in a ten-day cultural exchange with American youths and adults in the areas of physical education, recreation and sport while developing a deeper understanding of American culture and a greater appreciation for the important role physical fitness and activity play in the United States.
The Athletic and Physical Education Department of Magruder will organize activities that will include students attending classes, observing team practices and attending an interscholastic basketball game in the evening.





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