Ready to hoop it up in China
Hub students picked for cultural exchange basketball event
When Andy Pontes was called into his coach’s office at New Mission High School three weeks ago, he got nervous. Had he done something wrong? The coach sat him down, and told him he and seven other Boston Public Schools students were going to China. The students leave Wednesday for a 10-day trip to Beijing, where they will compete in a boy’s basketball competition with students from China. The tournament is meant to encourage cross-cultural exhange. Most have never traveled internationally.