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Although Mr. Tomb and his family are very excited about this journey, there are also points of concern. Filling out paperwork and obtaining travel visas is a necessary part of pre-travel planning. India is infamous for its crowded cities and lack of space. Coming from an area with tons of room, Tomb knows the congested city that they will be living in contrasts greatly with their familiar life here. He is concerned that the boys get to know and enjoy the busy city they will live in, so different from their small town life now. Along with these concerns there are things that the family will miss. He will, of course miss his home, and his three dogs - and autumn and hunting.

Tomb also has many goals and wishes to travel with him to India.

"I hope to represent the United States well," Tomb said.

He looks forward to enriching himself as well as his new students in India. Tomb hopes that Nair enjoys his experience at Johnsburg as well.

Anticipation is the perfect word to describe the feelings of the students of Johnsburg about saying goodbye to a beloved teacher and saying hello to a new one. But it is clear that the students will be witness to the prestige of this program and reap the benefits of learning about a new and much different culture than their own. We wish both of these teachers good luck in their new endeavors.

Editor's note: Emily Davis and Liam Harrison will be a Johnsburg Central School junior this fall.

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