Albany high schoolers immerse themselves in Cuban culture

Green Tech High School students head off to Cuba. Green Tech High School students head off to Cuba. |

February 22, 2017 07:23 PM

ALBANY - At Green Tech High School in Albany, students must make the grade academically. However, before they can graduate, they will have to excel outside the classroom too. So for break this week, some are in Cuba.

All senior Amil Rodriguez knows of Cuba is what he's researched and seen on television. For example, how Cuba’s cars don’t look anything like the cars in the United States.

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Soon, he will replace Google research with reality -- actually getting a chance to see the classic cars and meet the Cuban people. He's heading to the country as part of a school required, service learning project.

He will be joined by members of the senior class like Isaiah James, who plans to immerse himself in the Cuban culture. They also want to share some of the tunes they've been working on.

All these young men know this is a great opportunity, not just as a way to help others and have fun, but possibly change their lives forever.

They'll get in one last Spanish class before leaving as young ambassadors to experience a trip of a lifetime.


Elaine Houston

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