Swedish Delegation Visits Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- RPS students got some special visitors today.

Chairman Scott Christiansen, Mayor Morrissey and the Mayor of Lidkoping, Sweden stopped by Eisenhower Middle School to try and get kids in manufacturing and engineering at an early age. In return, students in the pathways for technical careers academy demonstrated some of the projects they've been working on this year. Mayor Morrissey says it's a great way to improve our relationship with our sister city.

“Well Rockford has a number of sister cities, one of our strongest partnerships however is with Lidkoping Sweden, and so through that partnership we've had many exchanges on the economic front and on the educational front,” said Mayor Morrissey.

Tonight the Swedish delegates will take part in a dinner hosted by the SwedishAmerican foundation.


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