Inklings News

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Staples participated in an exchange program from Dec. 2-15. The Saxon family hosted two students from the Hwa Chong institute in Singapore.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from Staples.  “[The main role of a host family is] to be available to provide transportation, some mea...

The Staples exchange program needs to change to relay a true experience

Staples and Singapore students are yet to experience an integrated experience throughout the school days.

Jake Navarro '20, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Every year, a group of high school students from Singapore has a two-week opportunity of living the life of a Staples student. Although they are put in different classes, I believe the program needs to change in order to truly represent a Staples lifestyle.  When walking through the halls, I saw many s...

Singapore students experience life in Westport

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 and Natalie Bandura ’22

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 and Natalie Bandura ’22

December 20, 2019

Three juniors venture to Singapore as U.S. delegates

Three juniors venture to Singapore as U.S. delegates

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

May 29, 2018

  Pack your bags. Buy your plane ticket. You’re going to Singapore. This is the news that three rising seniors, Sophie McCabe ’19, Daniel Westphal ’19 and Angela Ji ’19, received as they’ve been invited to the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit between July 22-27. Hos...

Science forum turned lottery elicits confusion among students

The Hwa Chong Institute where the forum will be held Jan. 7 to Jan. 16 , 2016.

Becky Hoving, News Editor

November 20, 2015

On Nov. 9, 2015, roughly 50 of Staples’ brightest juniors and seniors opened up their emails to discover a mysterious invitation from the Department Head of Science, AJ Scheetz, titled “Exciting Opportunity.” For the second year in a row, two of Staples’ students will be travelling half a world aw...

Singapore students visit Staples

Nine students traveled all the way from Singapore to visit Staples High School for two weeks and experience the American education system.

Rebecca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014

You may have noticed some enthusiastic and eager new faces buzzing around the hallways with curiosity. Or maybe their jet-black hair swiftly combed to one side or their thick rimmed glasses drawing attention to their dark yet kind eyes. This is because nine male students and their teacher traveled...

Staples juniors to travel to Singapore this summer

Everett Sussman '15

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

For the summer of 2014, Xenia Bradley ’15, Terrie Yang ’15 and Everett Sussman ’15 will be traveling 9,500 miles to Singapore for an experience of a lifetime. The three were chosen to represent Staples as part of a group of ambassadors for the United States that will attend a summit in Singapore....

Staples sophomores sojourn to Singapore

Staples sophomores sojourn to Singapore

Deanna Hartog, Sports Editor

March 15, 2014

In November, the Staples High School sophomore class welcomed Singaporean students as part of a new exchange program. During the following weeks, the exchange students from the Hwa Chong Institution shadowed students to learn more about American culture. And now, this summer, those Staples students...

Singapore students experience Staples life

Singapore students experience Staples life

Deanna Hartog, Sports Editor

November 25, 2013

After the nerves calmed and the students have finally settled in with their temporary homes in Westport, the exchange students from Singapore are getting accustomed to Staples life. All the reactions from the students seem to be positive, despite any preconceptions that they may have had before coming to...

Staples Goes Global

Schorr and Cody were the only two Westport students representing the United States among 13 other coutnries at the Hwa Chong Insitute.

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

August 27, 2013

In a country 9,500 miles, 22 hours, and an ocean away, two Staples students spent ten days meeting students who represented 13 countries. Jack Cody ’14 and Warren Schorr ’14 traveled to the Hwa Chong Institute in Singapore from July 20 through July 31, participating in the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacifi...

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