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Media Advisory: Maryknoll Hosts Girls Volleyball Team From Shanghai, China For Pre-Season Cultural Exchange And Exhibition Games


Maryknoll School’s girls varsity volleyball team will play against a visiting girls volleyball team from Shanghai Fuxing High School in preseason exhibition games that are part of a bigger initiative to teach students about diplomacy and global leadership. As part of Maryknoll’s Common Goal program, the schools are doing a weeklong cultural exchange program that includes homestays, Hawaiian cultural activities, and joint practices.



Two Games:
Maryknoll vs. Fuxing
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Maryknoll, Fuxing, Le Jardin, Punahou
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Where:
Maryknoll Community Center – 1722 Dole St. Honolulu, HI 96822
Parking is available for media in the loading zone.

Interviews:
  • Perry Martin, Maryknoll School President
  • Maryknoll student athletes
  • Fuxing school administrators and student athletes

Background:
Thirteen Fuxing players are staying in homestays with Maryknoll volleyball families, and their itinerary includes mixed team practices under both Maryknoll and Fuxing coaches, tours of the Pacific Aviation Museum and Hawaii Pacific University, and ukulele and hula lessons.
                    
Maryknoll launched its Common Goal program last year when its boys varsity basketball team traveled to China in March 2018 for goodwill games at three Shanghai high schools and a tour of the U.S. Consulate. The Fuxing girls volleyball team is the first Chinese team that Maryknoll has hosted through the Common Goal program.

View Coverage:

  1. Maryknoll exchanges culture ahead of season
    ScoringLive, Tuesday 8/13/19

  2. American and Chinese Student-Athletes Come Together for Common Goal
    Prep Vollyeball, Thursday, 8/8/19

  3. Maryknoll hosts Shanghai volleyball team for preseason exchange, exhibition games
    KITV, Wednesday, 8/7/19
    Soundbite from Pua Beazley, Maryknoll School volleyball player and soundbite from Yijin Zhang and Yilin Zhang, Fuxing HS volleyball players

  4. ‘This is not about volleyball’: Maryknoll hosts exchange program with Chinese high school
    Hawaii News Now, Tuesday 8/6/19
 



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Maryknoll School was founded more than 90 years ago by the Maryknoll Sisters and is Hawaii’s largest coeducational Catholic school serving students from kindergarten through grade 12. Maryknoll is at the forefront of innovation in education as the first school in Hawai‘i to offer Chinese immersion during the school day. The school is committed to creating 21st century learners, leaders and global citizens of character.
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400