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Hermitage High Students Share Stories About Immigrating, Settling In U.S.

ESL students from Hermitage High School in Henrico County
ESL students from Hermitage High School in Henrico County created a podcast about immigrating to the US for NPR's student podcast challenge. Katy Pierce/Hermitage High School

A number of Virginia students submitted podcasts for NPR's first ever student podcast challenge. On this week's Learning Curve, another honorable mention: ESL students from Hermitage High School talk about their journeys to the United States and adjusting to life in Central Virginia.

A note from their teacher Katy Pierce: "These students have worked very hard to adjust to a new culture and learn a new language. They need to meet the same graduation requirements as their American-born peers, despite needing to learn a new language in order to graduate. They are humble, and proud of who they are and where they come from. All 26 students contributed to the podcast."

Megan Pauly reports on early childhood and higher education news in Virginia
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