作者：俞梦垚 王柳烟 kurwhan 大杭州小组编辑
12th november marked another special occasion for our binhe middle school as the signing ceremony on the international education agreement with wabash high school was successfully held.
参加签约的沃巴什高中代表团包括scott long（美国印第安纳州沃巴什市市长），keith gillenwater（沃巴什县经济发展集团总裁兼首席执行官），tod minnich（霍尼韦尔基金会主席）和其他4名成员。
principal mao manhong and jason callahan, on behalf of respectively hangzhou binhe middle school and wabash high school, signed the agreement in the conference room in the afternoon, aiming to strengthen contacts, enhance understanding and friendship, as well as mutual respect and appreciate each other’s culture. the delegation of wabash high school at the ceremony included scott long (mayor of wabash county, indiana, america), keith gillenwater (president and ceo of economic development group of wabash county), tod minnich (president at the honeywell foundation, inc) and other 4 members.
before the ceremony, the delegation was welcomed by a series of choir, dancing and calligraphy performances prepared by our students in the company of principal mao, teacher yu mengyao, teacher kurwan and teacher wang liuyan. scott long and jason callahan expressed their sincere appreciation of the talent and devotion of our students.
周哲老师指导的合唱团为客人们带来了两首歌曲，分别是滨和中学校歌《滨和少年》和《nearer my god to thee》。
two songs sung by our chorus choir, binhe school songandnearer my god to thee, conducted by teacher zhou zhe.
the voice of students was so beautiful that it broke down the barriers of different languages and made them immersed in it, and they could feel the vigorous spirit from the song. after class, they took a picture with students to capture this unforgettable moment.
next, we went to the traditional instruments club leaded by hu xinyi. the traditional chinese music was displayed by the school’s finest talents. each student was impressive and made traditional chinese music sound so beautiful, playing a wonderful tune. the guest afterwards were astonished by the potential and talent displayed at this level as well as the amount of practice it must have taken each student to perform something so amazing.
we were moving progressively through the tour and made our way to the ballroom, where more students of this wonderful school displayed a remarkable dance choreographed by chen qin to captivate our guests' full attention.
while visiting our gym, guests were impressed by the indoor facilities where students play basketball, badminton and squash. jason callahan were playing squash with one student of our squash club in the picture.
students in calligraphy club practicing and perfecting the art of calligraphy and our guests were amazed when given on-spot-finished pieces of calligraphy as souvenirs.
at last, in the ceremony, both two sides briefly introduced their schools and exchanged gifts. the agreement of more long-distance communication between teachers and students of both sides by means of pen pal, internet, video conference and other e-learning technical facilities was reached.
before bidding farewell, principal mao, the delegation of wabash high school and some teachers took a picture before the sign of "harmony". "harmony" is not only a part of our school's name, but also is branded deeply in ourschool culture. under the conception of "everyone lives in harmony while reserving their differences; everyone has their own shining points", binhe middle school is determined to find more prestigious sister schools in foreign countries in an effort to give more choices to students, and to provide them with an opportunity to broaden their horizon and develop themselves.