Wilmington High School students learn about our Ukraine sister cities


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Randy Riley speaks to WHS students about the Wilmington-Ukraine sister cities relationship.

Randy Riley speaks to WHS students about the Wilmington-Ukraine sister cities relationship.


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WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School students on Monday learned firsthand from former Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley how the Ukraine cities of Solonytsivka, Chuguiv and Merepha became sister cities with Wilmington.

He recounted how a delegation of representatives of local and regional government from around Kharkiv, Ukraine had visited Wilmington in 2008 as a part of a larger delegation from Kharkiv, Ukraine to its sister city, Cincinnati.

The result was an invitation for then-Mayor Riley to attend a cultural visit the following year to sign a sister city agreement.

He also shared ways WHS students could support the people of Ukraine through local relief efforts.

Randy Riley speaks to WHS students about the Wilmington-Ukraine sister cities relationship.
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