Windsor High School graduate Marty Mora has been teaching English for 10 years in Asahi, Japan. This weekend, he showed six of his middle school students what life in Windsor is like.
Mora moved to Windsor when he was in fifth grade, and attended Skyview Elementary, which he also showed his students. After graduation from Windsor High School, he studied Japanese at Colorado State University before moving to Japan.
A couple years ago, the Japanese town he lived in wanted to send some students to America, and Mora quickly suggested Windsor. Last year was the first he brought six middle school students to the town.
“It just exceeded all expectations,” he said.
“We’re really hoping Windsor will be able to send students to Asahi as well, get some kind of sister cities thing going, and share some culture/ideas,” Marty MoraWindsor High School graduate
Six middle school students toured Windsor Town Hall on Friday afternoon, listening as Mora translated Mayor Kristie Melendez’s comments and explanations.
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When Melendez told them about Rocky Mountain Sports Park, which developers say will be the largest in the world and will be built in Windsor, the students’ eyes grew wide.
“Oooo,” they said, turning to look at each other.
Mora worked with Eric Lucas, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department director for the town of Windsor, to organize activities for his students, which included a barbecue, a stay with a local family and a visit to the Community Recreation Center.
Having the chance to show his students where he grew up was fun, Mora said, and they visited his parents’ home before their tour of town hall.
“It’s kind of cool to…
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