To be eligible, students must be either a City of Clearwater resident or attend a high school in Clearwater. Scholarships are available to cover travel costs.
Applications are available by calling the Clearwater Cultural Affairs office at 562-4809 or e-mailing Margo Walbolt, Cultural Affairs Manager. Applications must be received no later than Jan. 23.
In 2009, Nagano, Japan and Clearwater will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Sister Cities relationship. Since 1991, 68 Pinellas County high school students have visited the city through the program’s annual exchanges of teachers and students.
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