New students ages 10- 88 look forward to a dazzling school year at Sangosya Scholé

New students ages 10- 88 look forward to a dazzling school year at Sangosya Scholé

Faculty and staff pose for a photo with the 17 new students at the recently constructed Sangosya Scholé school building located in Sashikitsuhako, Nanjo City, on April 4.

April 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo


On April 4, Sangosya Scholé in Nanjo City, which operates free schools and night schools, hosted a gathering to welcome 17 new students for the 2021 academic year. Alumni, teachers, and other interested parties congratulated the new students, ranging in age from 10 to 88. President Hitoshi Hoshino said in his remarks, “Learning is hard to measure in points, but it shows in individual personalities. I hope to co-create learning [opportunities] and a dazzling school with you.”


The new students comprise five elementary school students, two junior high school students, six technical high school course students, and four evening junior high school students. The technical high school course just launched in April. The school, founded 20 years ago, recently relocated to a newly constructed building in Nanjo City where the new students will attend.


Second-year students Aoi Orio, 13, and Eita Taira, 13, organized the gathering. The fresh crop of students were seated atop a platform and appeared nervous at first, but their smiles gradually grew as the teachers and students, rich in individuality, welcomed them. The event concluded in a relaxed atmosphere and a group photo. Later that afternoon, the students performed a musical.


Rei Nakazato, 15, who enrolled this year as a freshman in the technical high school course, commented, “the teachers and students at this school don’t reject others—they accept and affirm us. I’m undecided about what I want to do, but I feel assured that I can think about it without anxiety.”


(English translation by T&CT and Monica Shingaki)


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