CSCSHC honored to welcome administrators from China to NPHS

New Palestine High School was honored to welcome administrators from China on Friday.

The group was part of the Chinese Education Connection, which allows educators from China to visit schools in the the United States and vice versa. Indiana has a sister state partnership with Zhejiang Province in eastern China. Teachers and administrators come to Indiana about six times each year. They tour schools to learn about education in America and present lectures about how schools operate in China.

NPHS Principal Keith Fessler gave a presentation about programs that make New Palestine unique, including the Early College program, Project Lead the Way, and many of the extra-curricular programs the school offers.

NPHS Principal Keith Fessler presents to administrators from China
NPHS Principal Keith Fessler makes a presentation to administrators from China.

NPHS Senior Ellie Roudebush presented an example of a Senior Exit Interview, where seniors must demonstrate, with specific examples, skills and concepts they learned during their four years at NPHS. Ellie’s exit interview included a hands-on demonstration for the guests on how to clog dance.

NPHS Senior Ellie Roudebush teaches administrators from eastern China how to clog dance.

Students from Mr. Large’s Advanced Business Management class also gave the group a tour of the building. They were then treated to a traditional school lunch.


Earlier in the week, the administrators met with IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox to discuss amateur athletics. The group will stay in New Palestine for the weekend before going to back to China.