LWC International Student Program Hosts a Special Olympic Celebration
Lindsey Wilson College International Student Program Hosts a Special Olympic Celebration
Columbia, Ky. -- In the spirit of the 2018 Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, students from Lindsey Wilson College gathered to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritages of the many countries represented by LWC's student body.
Over 40 students from more than 20 countries participated in the Olympic Celebration hosted by LWC's International Student Program and Bonner Scholar Program. Students proudly represented their countries by carrying their national flag into the "Opening Ceremony" kick off event. The students were led by LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., who carried in the ceremonial college mace symbolizing LWC's commitment to students and academic excellence.
Students from South Korea gave a presentation and shared music selections their home country. Those in attendance also participated in discussions, enjoyed snacks and refreshments, and competed in their own "Olympic games" for prizes.
Director of the International Student Programs Sabine Eastham was thrilled with the outcome of the event.
“It was heartwarming to see students from over 15 different countries come together proudly carrying their country's flag," said Eastham, "The true spirit of the Olympics was observed seeing all the students - athletes and non athletes come together and celebrate their being, their lives together."
Lindsey Wilson College currently hosts roughly 100 international students from more than 40 different countries. Many Lindsey Wilson international students are student-athletes who participate in one of the college's 26 intercollegiate teams. Each new international student is assigned to a host family from the Lindsey Wilson faculty and staff or from the local community. To learn about becoming a host family for the 2018-19 school year contact Director of International Student Programs Sabine Eastham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-270-384-8236.
Contributing Author: English freshman Kaylie Butler from Munfordville, Ky.