Posts Tagged ‘foreign exchange students’

Foreign Exchange Students Broaden Our Experiences

Foreign Exchange Students Broaden Our Experiences

By Blaise Anton As a student in a small Iowa town, sometimes it can be difficult to experience other cultures. At Mount Vernon, we are fortunate enough to have these cultures brought to us via our foreign exchange students. Trym Anderson,Yi-Hao ‘Alex’ Huang, Mike Siegmund, and Fynn Utermark are this year’s guests from other countries, […]

Meet Foreign Exchange Student Carlos

Meet Foreign Exchange Student Carlos

By Simon Crocker September has been a month of new experiences for many students, whether you were a freshman experiencing high school for the first time, having a new class with a new teacher, or maybe trying a different sport. However, one student, with perhaps the longest list of new experiences, was 16-year-old Carlos Castro […]

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

By Laura Deininger: Lene Gurvig Age? I am 16- soon to be 17! Where are you from? I’m from Denmark in a city called Aarhus which is the second biggest city in Denmark. Who are you staying with? I’m staying with Ryan and Angie Steen. What is your family like back home? Mom? Dad? Siblings? […]

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Mount Vernon High School welcomes four foreign exchange students this year. Tim Schwarzwald is from Germany and is staying with Carl and Marsha Barnhart. From Belguim is Nathalie Blasin, who is staying with Jeff and Marci Schmatt. Dan and Jennifer Light are hosting Guillermo Vega from Spain, and Madelen Kittelsen from Norway is with Pete […]

Spotlight on Poon Jangtrakul

Spotlight on Poon Jangtrakul

By Alaina Risse- Mount Vernon High School has been fortunate and honored to have foreign exchange students from around the world. This year we have five girls from Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Belgium, and Thailand. I have gotten to know one of them pretty well, and her name is Poon. Punyisa (Poon) Jangtrakul is sixteen years […]

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Five exchange students have come to spend the school year with us. Halima Chambo comes from Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, and is staying with the Amundson family. Gunay Karimova is here from Baku, Azerbaijan, and is with the Schmatt family. Yuliya Vavryshchuk joins us from Kovel, Ukraine, and is staying with the Wycoff family. Mathilde Drouguet, from […]

Students from Egypt Voice Opinions of Cairo Crisis

Students from Egypt Voice Opinions of Cairo Crisis

By Kaitlin Greif– The announcement Friday that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down from 30 years of autocratic rule in Egypt was welcomed news to two students at Mount Vernon High School who have a more personal experience with the matter. Mohamed Kassem, a 17-year-old foreign exchange student, happens to call Cairo, Egypt, home. He’s […]

Spotlight on Dolagy Khalil

Spotlight on Dolagy Khalil

By Zehra Khan- Q: Where are you from? A: Benisuief, Egypt Q: What languages do you speak? A: Arabic and English Q: How old are you? A: 15 Q: Who is your host family? A: the Russells Q: Why did you want to and how did you become a foreign exchange student? A: Maybe then […]

Spotlight on Louis Lyska

Spotlight on Louis Lyska

By Cory Brannaman– Q: Where are you from? A: I am from Germany. Q: How old are you? A: 16 Q: Who is your host family? A: I’m living with the Schreders (Riley Schreder). Q: What are some of your hobbies and interests? A: I used to play soccer and tennis in Germany. I will […]

Spotlight on Sara Lopez

Spotlight on Sara Lopez

By Haleigh Ehmsen– Q: Where are you from? A: Spain Q: How old are you? A: 16 Q: Describe your family back home. A: I have a mom, dad and sister Lidia who is ten. Q:What are some of your hobbies and interests? A: I like to talk on the phone and be on the […]