VAN WERT – The Van Wert Sister City Cultural Exchange program is seeking 8-10 students that will be ages 13-17 the summer of 2019 to be part of the Sister City delegation to Sumoto City, Japan.

Information and application packets have been provided to Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert High Schools. The applications must be to the Van Wert Mayor’s office no later than May 4, 2018.

A committee will review the applications and possibly hold face to face interviews in order to choose the candidates no later than May 30, 2018. This is a great opportunity for county youth to learn and experience a foreign culture.

Sumoto City will be sending a delegation to Van Wert on July 24, 2018 to July 29, 2018. For more more information on the trip, more information about the delegation coming to Van Wert, or if you would like to be part of the committee, please contact Bill Walls at 419-203-4744 or