Entries post marked after April 1 will not be accepted.
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REGISTER FOR TRIP
Download and fill out the application form completely. (Microsoft Word .doc file)
Responses to all questions and essays are required.
You must include a copy of your unofficial transcript to this application.
You must obtain a recommendation letter from one of your teachers at school. You may include an optional letter (up to 2 letters) from other individuals or organization. The letter should be put in an envelope and sealed by the evaluator with his/her signature at the closure of the envelope.
Please include a check for $35 made to with your application. If you are also entering the T-shirt contest, please click the appropriate box at the end of the application form and include an additional $15.
All supplements must be sent to the following address:
2011 San Jose-Okayama Trip
San Jose-Okayama Sister City Organization
PO BOX 3076
Santa Clara, CA 95055-3076 USA
Any student who is currently attending a public or a private high school in the Silicon Valley areas is eligible to enter the essay contest. The 1st to 3rd winners will be awarded a certificate and other prizes for a total of $300 in value. If you are not applying for the trip but wishes to enter the essay contest, please write an essay (250 words) and submit it with your name, address, name of high school, grade, and phone number and send it to the Sister City Committee at the above address with the entry fee of $15.00. Please make the check payable to “SJO escrow, 181‐297068‐9”.
We will be ordering a T shirt for the trip participants. These T shirts will also be given as our gifts to the host families in Okayama. Use your creativity to design an unique a unique T shirt. Draw your design on a 4-8 sheet of paper or print out a digital copy and send it with your name, address, name of high school, grade, and phone number and send it to the Sister City Committee at the above address with the entry fee of $15.00. Please make the check payable to “SJO escrow, 181‐297068‐9”. You may use any design, letters, scripts, fonts, but only two colors.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org