A desire to improve their English and experience American life led this year’s smaller-than-usual group of Monticello High School foreign exchange students to spend a year abroad.
Five international students, hailing from four different continents, took part in the Rotary’s student exchange program this year in Monticello:
Leonard (Leo) Baumgart of Germany, Gabriella Silva of Brazil, Carlos Ibares Loncan of Spain and Daiche Moteki of Japan stayed all school year. A fifth exchange student, Tayla Boucher of South Africa, spent part of the year in Monticello.
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