Featured State: North Carolina
This month, learn about North Carolina!
Quick facts about North Carolina:
Featured school: Hickory Ride High School
Hickory Ridge High School is located in Harrisburg, NC. Each year, the total number of students enrolled at the school averages between 1,800-2,100 students. It became the sixth high school in the Cabarrus County Schools system when it opened on August 27, 2007. It has been designated by the North Carolina Board of Education an Honor School of Excellence (North Carolina's highest distinction) for 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011. It is one of only four traditional high schools in the state to receive this honor, Hickory Ridge High School offers students all types of sports ( soccer, football, vllleybal, basketcblla ) activities, clubs etc.
Local Coordinator Renata S. said, "Hickory Ridge is a very welcoming school. It is always looking for ways to incorporate cultural diversity. Exchange students are always welcomed with arms wide open. The school believes that having exchange students contribute a lot to the growth of knowledge, multi cultural perspectives and inclusion."
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