July 15, 2024


Education is everything you need

Two generations host foreign exchange students


Jeanette Liebold Ricker

Jeanette Liebold Ricker

Pat and Jerry Thome of Fremont, formerly of Clyde, hosted 8 international exchange learners from Spain, Switzerland, France and Sweden when their spouse and children was increasing up. All attended Clyde High College.

“It was primarily a optimistic practical experience,” said Pat. It was favourable plenty of that a second generation is also hosting trade learners.

The Thomes’ daughter, Ann Thome Kauble, and her partner, Allen, are web hosting their next exchange university student this faculty year, Sara Fernandez-Garcia from Madrid, Spain. Sara is the daughter of Eva Garcia-Esparza, who was hosted by the Thomes in 1987-88. The Thomes also hosted Eva’s siblings, Luis, Miguel and Blanca in the 1980s and ’90s.

Sara is the 2nd trade pupil hosted by the Kaubles. They hosted Sara’s more mature brother, Alvaro, during the 2017-18 college year. The Kaubles are mothers and fathers of four sons, so owning a female in the mix this yr is a new working experience.

“It’s really superior for my sons to master what it is like to live with a girl,” stated Ann. The oldest Kauble son recently graduated from Miami University, an additional is a 2022 Clyde High College graduate with the remaining two in Clyde Significant University. The youngest willingly gave up his bed room to Sara.

Sara came from a massive family members and was delighted to join a major family members throughout her year in the United states. “She is excellent,” explained Ann. “She’s enthusiastic, she would like to test every thing, she has plenty of good friends and is straightforward to get together with.”

Sara was on the girl’s volleyball staff, was in the Drama Club Fall Play, Ski Club, Science Club, is managing monitor and participated with Clyde Christian Group Youth Team (CCYG).

The Kaubles are looking at hosting all over again in the long run and Ava’s cousin has already place in a request. Ava was sponsored by EXIE, Trade Intercontinental..

Two other trade pupils at CHS have been sponsored by Youth for Knowledge (YFU). Jeff and Karen MacFarland are regional get in touch with people today for the firm.

Carrie and Justin Stiltner are web hosting  Anna Krokann from Norway. She is their second trade scholar. Their to start with student was hosted January 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic transpired, and the college student went dwelling a thirty day period later.

Carrie claimed Anna is eager to make the most of her 12 months right here and wanted to check out new things, like currently being a basketball cheerleader. She was on the soccer team, joined ski club and ran track. The Stiltners ended up not able to have their possess loved ones and observed that hosting an trade college student gave them a flavor of parenthood, earning this college year with a 17-yr-old a lot more unique, stated Carrie. “We had been fortunate this calendar year,” she mentioned and is seeking ahead to hosting all over again in the upcoming.

Mike and Melissa Taylor are hosting Nhan Pham from Vietnam. It was not meant for him to are living with them the whole faculty year, he was set with them on a short-term foundation until a home could be found for him. When that did not take place, he experienced now felt comfy more than enough with the Taylors to carry on to stay with them.

“He’s a quiet boy and a fantastic helper,” Melissa. “He likes aiding Mike with fixing points all over the residence and mastering these new competencies.” Possessing a boy in their property is a new experience for the Taylors, mothers and fathers of daughters. Nhan spoke almost no English when he arrived, but speaks actually properly now, reported Melissa, who to start with had to position to matters to converse.

“He has appear out of his shell.” She described that Vietnamese really don’t use facial expressions, but he has a sweet smile and lots of expressions. He got to reside his American Aspiration of actively playing baseball and went on YFU-sponsored outings to Washington D.C. and New York Metropolis.

No make any difference the quality amount of students in their state, exchange college students at CHS get pleasure from all the benefits of a senior calendar year. “It can make it additional particular,” said Ann Kauble, a Science instructor at CHS.

Jeanette Liebold Ricker writes about Clyde and Eco-friendly Springs. Get in touch with her at 419-547-8177 or by e-mail at [email protected]

This short article at first appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Speak About Clyde: Two generations host overseas trade learners


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