• 1963 - Sandra Conner Nichols and Gilda
  • 2018 - GHS Australian Students Visit SD Zoo

Not all international students who visit Grossmont stay for the entire school year.  Historically, Foothillers have also hosted students who visit for shorter periods of time.

In October 1963, a program that fostered international understanding was “Operation Amigo”, which was sponsored by the San Diego Union.  Spanish teacher Bob Miller, who was “interested in improving Latin America’s image of the United States”, made the transportation arrangements and traveled with the students from Mexico City to San Diego.  30 students arrived at Lindbergh Field from Costa Rica and Peru to “cheers and waves of Grossmont High band, Caperettes, and official greeters.  Banners in Spanish welcomed the visitors who were to stay for two weeks.”

Read more: April 2018 Shorter Visits by International Students

  • Lily Aw and Michel Osinski visit the Museum 2013
  • Nathalie Mock and Meghan Ellis at 2017 tennis banquet

Welcoming international students to Grossmont High School has been a tradition at Grossmont, creating life altering experiences and lifelong friendships. One prominent program for decades at GHS was the American Field Service.  According to their 1969-1974 newsletters, AFS “began with a group of WWI ambulance drivers who wanted to help bring peace and understanding to the young people of the world.” The AFS motto proclaims, “Walk together, Talk together, O Ye People of the Earth, Then and only then shall ye have peace.”

Read more: March 2018 Yearlong International Programs

  • 2016-17 Boys Varsity Soccer League Champions
  • 2016-17 Varsity Girls Soccer

Soccer, a sport which is an international sensation, arrived at Grossmont High School in 1970. Since then, Boys and Girls Soccer Teams have provided Foothillers with opportunities to create amazing memories for themselves and the school.

Read more: February 2018: Soccer

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