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Local educator heading to China

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Some exciting news for Ohio County Schools.

Bridge Street Middle School Assistant Principal David Crumm is headed to China at the end of the month.

Crumm is just one of 10 state educators selected to go overseas as part of West Virginia’s mission to establish school and community relationships with China.

During their trip, the group will travel to three different cities looking to get involved and start exchanges between China and the Mountain State.

The trip follows the announcement late last year by China Energy officials announcing they’re going to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in the Mountain State.

Crumm said he hopes to be able to make contacts that will lead to opportunities for students in the Ohio Valley.

“You hear about students from other countries coming here to do foreign exchanges, but you never really hear about our students having the opportunity to go over there. So, if we can start a Chinese language from elementary, through middle and high school, then maybe our sophomores, juniors or seniors can a year overseas and have that opportunity,” Crumm said.

Crumm added that this trip will help insoire Chinese educators to come visit West Virginia as well. 

At this time, five teachers are already scheduled to visit next year.

Crumm leaves on April 28th and will return May 8th.

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