Philip and Adam are fifteen year old athletes from Poland. They came to the United States for the first time in order to participate in the Milwaukee JCC Maccabi Games and the Fort Lauderdale JCC Maccabi Games. They said they have really enjoyed their time in the United States and that the climate of Wisconsin reminds them of home. When they arrived they got to see the scenery from Chicago to Milwaukee. They also said that they will stop in New York on their way home. They said that they had really enjoyed their time in the United States and would like to come back next year for the JCC Maccabi Games.
Many people may wonder how the foreign athletes speak English so well. Philip and Adam were very proficient in English and enlightened me on how they new it so well. They said that they don’t have any family in the United States, but that in Poland English is a very common language and is an important subject in school.