Fort Worth Country Day School Recognized by Fort Worth Sister Cities International
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) won top honors at Fort Worth Sister Cities International’s (Sister Cities) 2019 Annual Meeting, earning two of its three annual awards for exceptional efforts in enriching the local community on cultural affairs and globally promoting the City of Fort Worth.
FWCD received the Eisenhower Award for Organizational Involvement, becoming the first independent school recipient since its conception in 2001, as well as the Volunteer of the Year Award, honoring FWCD teacher, Andréanne Annis.
The Eisenhower Award for Organizational Involvement was presented to FWCD in recognition of its Center for International Studies, a program that works closely with Sister Cities throughout the year to provide students with international education. These initiatives include overseas summer expeditions, exchange and hosting opportunities, cultural programs and international professional development. In 2019, 16 FWCD students were accepted to travel on youth delegations and service-learning programs to countries such as Italy, Japan, Germany, Cambodia and China.
Additionally, FWCD upper school French teacher, Andréanne Annis, was named Volunteer of the Year. Annis has participated as a delegation leader on various Sister Cities’ trips, hosted visitors to Fort Worth and served as a translator for a French delegation in Nîmes, France, in 2018. Annis’ work was instrumental in the process of having Nîmes named Fort Worth’s ninth Sister City. Annis is the second FWCD faculty member to earn this award.
“FWCD continually strives to provide our students with opportunities to excel on an international scale, and being recognized by Fort Worth Sister Cities is a testament to the success of our local and global outreach efforts,” said Eric Lombardi, FWCD head of school. “We’re thrilled to see the fruition of these endeavors come to life through our Center for International Studies and with the help of faculty members like Andréanne.”
Since 1963, Fort Worth Country Day has inspired the passion to learn, the courage to lead, and the commitment to serve through a program that fosters the intellectual, physical, emotional and ethical development of its students. To learn more about Fort Worth Country Day, visit www.fwcd.org or www.Facebook.com/FortWorthCountryDay.