Friday, February 6, 2009

First Anniversary

American Corner Tetovo Celebrates First Anniversary

American Corner Tetovo celebrated its first anniversary with speeches by Ambassador Philip Reeker; Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska, the Minister of Culture; and Hazbi Lika, the Mayor of Tetovo.

The crowd—American Corner members, other distinguished guests, Peace Corps volunteers, and local residents-spilled out of the room and into the hallway. Ambassador Reeker praised the Corner, which now has more than 1,300 members, for “taking a small slice of a building and creating an American presence that far exceeds its physical

space.” The Minister of Culture emphasized that the Corner has built a stronger bridge between the U.S. and the Republic of Macedonia, especially by providing opportunities for high school students to
interact with American culture. The celebration ended with
performances by students from Tetovo’s music high school.

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