Friday, August 29, 2014 - 8:15:28 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

French Exchange Students Get a Government Lesson at Binghamton City Hall

Exchange students from Castres, France spent their morning at Binghamton City Hall meeting with Matthew Ryan.

The students are in Binghamton as part of an exchange program between their school and Chenango Valley High School that's been on-going for 20 years.

Both the French and CV students got a lesson in local government from Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, and asked questions about national and local politics.

Cline Bec from France said a big difference between France and the United States is how patriotic Americans are.

"You have the American Flag everywhere.  We do not have this in France.  I think it's a great thing. It's a small community that's united about your flag, and your country is quite good," said Bec.

After a question and answer session with Ryan, they got a tour of the Binghamton Fire Station.

The CV students are planning a visit to the French school next April.


VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Update on Arrest of Former Binghamton Mayor, Matt Ryan VIEW VIDEO
New information tonight about the arrest of former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan. Ryan spoke with Fox 40 about the harassment charge which stems from a recent argument with Victor Furman at a bar in... more

Update on Councilwoman Webb's Residency VIEW VIDEO
Broome County Democratic Committee Chair James Testani is calling for an apology from Councilman Matzo. Earlier this week Matzo released information from a private investigator accusing district 3... more

Armed Robbery in Endicott VIEW VIDEO
A pair of Endicott men are in lockup this evening after being linked to a burglary in Endicott from over a week ago. Friday Endicott police arrested 33 year-old Antoine Legree and his cousin 26... more

Candlelight Vigil for Trooper Skinner VIEW VIDEO
The trooper who was killed in the line of duty this past May will be honored at an upcoming candlelight vigil. The vigil for Trooper Chris Skinner will take place on Thursday September 11th at 6... more

Libous v. Jones in the Primary Election VIEW VIDEO
Denver Jones is one step closer to facing state Senator Tom Libous in the republican primary. A judge denied an application to remove Denver Jones from the ballot after a final count on Jones's... more

Jim "Mudcat Grant All-Star Golf Tournament VIEW VIDEO
More than 40 guest celebrities raised money for four different charities this Thursday afternoon at the 13th annual Jim "Mudcat" Grant All Star Tournament. The tournament kicked off Thursday... more

Elderly Man Arrested for Inappropriately Touching a Minor VIEW VIDEO
A 91 year-old man has been arrested after being accused ot forcibly touching a child. New York State Police at Binghamton have arrested Edward Wist of deposit on two misdemeanor charges for... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...