Exchange students welcomed

Exchange students who attended a Sept. 2 potluck, left to right, are: back, Nora Holmberg, Filip Zenaty, Luigi Dellarole, Thomas Louw; front, Alex Borgerding, Adele Nash, Megan Oliver and Ellie McMonies.<BR><I>Photo by Elane Dickenson</I>

About 45 Wallowa County residents welcomed the newest crop of four foreign exchange students to the county at a Sept. 2 potluck at the Joseph home of local American Field Service (AFS) coordinator Angie Lunde.

New AFS students in the county are Thomas Louw of Denmark, who is living with Lowell and Robin Lewis in Joseph; Nora Holmberg of Norway, hosted by Brad and Ann Smith of Enterprise; and Luigi Dellarole of Italy, hosted by Mike and Timmi Luka of Enterprise. In the county through the Rotary International program is Filip Zenaty of the Czech Republic, who is making his home with Donavon and Margie Shaw of Enterprise.

Also at the potluck were three Wallowa County students who recently returned from a year in a foreign country through the AFS program and one who will soon leave the county as a Rotary exchange student.

The AFS students are Alex Borgerding, back from Hungary; Ellie McMonies, back from Norway; and Megan Oliver, back from Italy. Adele Nash is soon bound for Argentina through the Rotary program.

Many of the students will be involved in an effort at local schools in the near future to interest other students in participating in one of the exchange programs by talking about their experienceswant in the future. Future host families are also needed.

Contact Angie Lunde at 432-4085 or Anette Christofferson at 426-4827 about AFS, and Nancy Ingram at 426-4859 about Rotary.

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