The ASK Story
Ambassador impresses students
U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Jacobson spoke to students and took their questions Monday evening on a range of topics including democracy and development. The back-and-forth was then followed by a formal student debate.
Ambassador Jacobson wowed the crowd by speaking for several minutes in accomplished Albanian. She then further impressed students with encouraging words about her hopes for Kosovo's development and her descriptions of how she enjoys the country.
She and her husband have hiked in natural areas throughout Kosovo since their arrival here this summer, she said. And that's especially good, she said since she has developed a taste for Albanian flija, the delicious but hardly "diet" pastry.
ASK is the first school she has visited in Kosovo, but she was immediately impressed, she said.
The last time a U.S. ambassador visited ASK was last fall when Christopher Dell took questions from students in an unforgettable daytime program that is still discussed at the school.
In the photo, U.S. Government teacher Mr. Scott Frank, left, and Student Government President Diamant Hasani present Ambassador Jacobson with tokens of appreciation following her talk with students.
Journalism teacher Ben Timberlake writes about the good news at the American School of Kosova. Send story ideas and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.