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Andy Wise of Shelburne, Emily Polhemus of Shelburne, Elliot DeMatteis of Hinesburg, Maeve Gustafson of Burlington, and Madeline Griego of Burlington wait to receive their scholarships at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce in Burlington on June 25. They are among the first group of Vermont High School Students selected to study in Shanghai, China, through the Vermont International Academy. (LYNN MONTY, Free Press)

Mandarin, China’s standard language, translates to “speech of officials.” While English has long held the title of the dominant language of business on the western hemisphere, best practices in the east have captured the attention of some young Vermonters who are setting their sights on becoming global citizens.

Champlain Valley Union High School senior Emily Polhemus of Shelburne has never studied Mandarin, but she is soon to have a crash course, culturally as well as academically, on the subject. She applied for a Vermont International Academy scholarship to study in Shanghai, China, next semester.

Champlain Valley Union High School, and Burlington High School, both offer Chinese language classes, and have sponsored short-term study trips to China. Cooperation agreements between these schools, Shanghai’s Datong High School, and Vermont International Academy were signed in January 2012.

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