VASJ students and Japanese visitors meet Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

A group of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School students and 12 Japanese visitors from Hachinohe St. Ursula High School in Japan had the opportunity to meet with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilman Mike Polensek on Friday, March 23.


VASJ students and Japanese visitors meet Cleveland Frank Mayor Jackson and Councilman Mike Polensek.
Photo courtesy of City of Cleveland, photographer Wanda Santos-Bray.

During the visit to City Hall, the students received a tour of the building including the mayor’s office and City Council chambers. Mayor Jackson escorted the students to his office, where he described the beautiful wall murals featuring art of the earliest photos of the city of Cleveland.

In the City Council chambers, Coucilman Polensek shared his connection to and support of VASJ - his children were graduates of Villa Angela and St. Joseph High School.

The mayor and the Japanese students presented each other with gifts and all students had their photograph taken with the mayor. He signed copies of the prints for each of the students.

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The mayor and Japanese visitors presented each other with gifts from their respective countries.
Photo courtesy of City of Cleveland, photographer Wanda Santos-Bray.