September 18, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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Rotary clubs seek exchange students

JACKSON TWP — Rotary clubs in the Seneca Valley School District area are offering students the opportunity to study and live in another country during the 2020-21 school year as a part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Participating students learn about new cultures, learn to speak a new language and make friends with people from around the world. The program's objective is to foster world peace, international understanding and good will by extending international communication at the personal level through the exchange of students of high school age.

Eligible students should be of good character and reputation; be between the ages of 15 to 18 at time of departure; have above average academic ability; and have a pleasant personality. A preliminary application with a local interview is followed by final interviews in November.

The student's share of expenses include a $450 youth exchange program fee, airfare, insurance and other travel costs. The program is for one school year and the hosting Rotary club will provide housing with host families, food, schooling and a monthly allowance. Check out for more information.

To receive a preliminary application or for more information on how to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange, contact Jeff Simmons, Rotary District 7280 Outbound Coordinator, 724-875-1136, or, or contact a local Rotary club.

Bird recoveryhosts migration festival

VALENCIA — Wildbird Recovery is having its eighth annual Fall Migration Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 120 Forsythe Road.

Attendees can meet the facility’s education birds, tour the property, watch presentations on native plants and turkey vultures, and participate in the silent auction and basket raffle.

There will also be education displays on bats, honeybees and other unloved, beneficial insects.

Tickets are available at or by mail via check.

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