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Marion school takes part in live international web chat


Fourteen-year-old Kayla Seymour has always wanted to see other parts of the world.

 "It's fun to see how everybody is different," she said.

 She never thought she'd get that opportunity sitting in the classroom.

 I thought it was going to be really cool, and it really is," the eighth grader said.

Seymour is a part of a group of eighth graders and kindergartners at St. Joseph Catholic School in Marion taking part in an international program called "Rock Our World."

On this day- the students are part of a live worldwide video chat.

The program connects schools from all seven continents via Skype.

 Students give live presentations about their culture through music, photos, and conversations.

"I'm trying to prepare them for life after St. Joe's, for jobs in the future, for having those technology skills, the collaboration, the creativity," said Stephanie Washburn, an eighth grade teacher at the school.


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