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March 8, 2014

Haitian students enrolling at Washington schools

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Agledor has also joined the WHS NJROTC and started wearing the uniform and participating in drills with the other cadets. He was in an Army JROTC program in his school in Florida. Last week, he stood with his fellow cadets at the corps’ annual inspection at the Hatchet House.

“Yeah, I enjoy that,” Agledor said about his uniform.

Capt. Neil May, senior NJROTC said Agledor is adjusting well in the corps and the new routine.

“The cadets have welcomed him with open arms and he did very well during the recent inspection,” May said. “We emphasize the Golden Rule here and we embrace diversity as a strength; not only as a unit, but as a school, community and nation; that it should be celebrated!”

After high school, Agledor wants to join the Army. He hopes to find a job here in Washington that would help his fellow Haitians get along in their new city with his English skills. But Agledor is the exception and not the rule when it comes to English skills of the new Haitian students. Last week, two new Haitian students enrolled at WHS, brothers Stanley and Pierre Fils (pronounced FEES) Phillipe. Along with sister Louenda and brother Jeff, the family came to Washington after being in Miami two weeks removed from Haiti.

“They arrived in Washington at 2 a.m. and their father registered them at 10 a.m.,” Paula said.

The boys are considered freshmen at WHS and are considered in ELL terms as Level 1, the lowest level of English fluency. Haitians speak a form of Haitian Creole, which is derived from French but not like the French one learns in high school. A lot of their time is spent in Counsil’s class, learning basic words in English. Agledor was used as a translator to interview the two for this article. They told him they have really liked it here in Washington.

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