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Foreign Language Programs Make Lasting Impact

Manchester Schools offers a variety of benefits to students to help them thrive beyond high school and all around the world.  Our Spanish program led by Sara Miller, not only provides the skill-set to communicate beyond our borders, but also prepares students to be able to engage in other cultures and communities. Many graduates have been impacted by their foreign language experience at Manchester, and used it as a springboard for post-secondary success.

Most recently, Chad Mallory - class of 2016, received a variety of scholarships and prestigious national awards, and he attributes many of his accomplishments to his time at Manchester Local Schools. It began with learning to speak Spanish and gaining more knowledge about Spanish-speaking cultures. He was able to utilize his communication skills outside of the classroom on mission trips to Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, and Belize. Not too long after that, he was inspired to start an international coffee business and charity that partnered with a coffee farm in El Salvador which helped support a local orphanage.  In college, he has traveled numerous times to Costa Rica and Mexico for more mission trips, and continues to build multi-cultural relationships domestically and abroad. Being bilingual and having a more global perspective has helped to play a part in Chad's collegiate success.  He has excelled  academically at Malone University as a business and marketing double major; and has been able to thrive doing work for leading international organizations such as The J.M. Smucker Company and The Grocery Manufacturer's Association. 

In 2017, he received the top honors at the GMA Annual Leadership Forum as the Emerging Leader Award recipient, primarily for his leadership achievements as President of Enactus.  This January, Chad was presented with the RILA/Unilever Award at the 2018 RILA CEO Forum, where Mrs. Miller joined him in meeting CEOs from fortune 500 businesses and hearing many top speakers from around the globe.  These experiences continue to benefit our current students as teachers bring back "real-world" connections to implement into our curriculum.

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