The two sides spent the entire school year pen paling via email and were able to meet for the first time at Strike Zone Bowling Lanes in Canton.
The plan was orchestrated by Rory Mamone of Canton McKinley High School.
The students who ranged from 14-18 years old spent 2-3 days out the week emailing their new friends.
They talked about everything from school, to their favorite video games and films.
Nigel Moch, 17, was quick to shout out Transformers as his favorite movie franchise.
He chatted next to Patrick Carter, a newfound friend he spent the year messaging from class.
“It’s awesome,” Mamone said, “I’ve heard a couple of my kids say - can we email over the summer, can we talk this summer.”
So hopefully the communication doesn’t stop here.
Classes will end for the students by June, but at least they’ll have a head start on meeting friends this summer.