Korean students pay a call on Apatang’s office

Posted on Aug 13 2019

The forty-seven students representing the Asia Pacific College pose for a picture with Saipan Mayor special assistant Henry Hofschneider, serving under mayor David M. Apatang’s stead, last Thursday at the Saipan Mayor’s Office. The group was recognized for their efforts of performing a beach cleanup at the Kilili Beach. (MARC A. VENUS)

A total of 47 Korean students visited the Saipan Mayor’s Office last Thursday and were presented with certificates of appreciation for conducting a cleanup at Kilili Beach.

The group of students are from the Asia Pacific College in Korea and is considered one of the largest groups to visit the CNMI and conduct a beach cleanup.

Henry Hofschneider, the special assistant to Mayor David M. Apatang, did the presentation on behalf of Apatang, thanking the students for visiting Saipan and helping beautify the islands.

The group is led by Wonjun Lee and are accompanied by a handful of guardians.

Hofschneider said he and Apantang hope that the group can return to the CNMI as this opportunity helps create a bond between the people of the CNMI and the visitors from South Korea.

Apatang and his office have been working on creating opportunities to improve the relationship between the CNMI and its tourism markets like Japan and South Korea. A prime example of such opportunities is the ongoing exchange programs that the mayor’s office is in charge of. The most recent exchange group to visit the islands is the Sanpoen group; the KSKK Japan group will follow this week.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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