Pat and Jerry Thome of Fremont, formerly of Clyde, hosted 8 international trade college students from Spain, Switzerland, France and Sweden while their relatives was developing up. All attended Clyde Superior School.
“It was mostly a optimistic expertise,” said Pat. It was beneficial enough that a next generation is also web hosting exchange learners.
The Thomes’ daughter, Ann Thome Kauble, and her husband, Allen, are internet hosting their 2nd exchange university student this school yr, 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 exchange college student hosted by the Kaubles. They hosted Sara’s older brother, Alvaro, all through the 2017-18 university 12 months. The Kaubles are moms and dads of four sons, so possessing a female in the mix this year is a new practical experience.
“It’s quite good for my sons to find out what it is like to live with a female,” said Ann. The oldest Kauble son lately graduated from Miami University, a different is a 2022 Clyde Large University graduate with the remaining two in Clyde Large College. The youngest willingly gave up his bedroom to Sara.
Sara came from a huge loved ones and was happy to be part of a big relatives for the duration of her year in the United states of america. “She is superb,” reported Ann. “She’s enthusiastic, she desires to try everything, she has heaps of buddies and is effortless to get together with.”
Sara was on the girl’s volleyball team, was in the Drama Club Fall Engage in, Ski Club, Science Club, is jogging keep track of and participated with Clyde Christian Group Youth Team (CCYG).
The Kaubles are contemplating hosting once more in the long run and Ava’s cousin has by now place in a ask for. Ava was sponsored by EXIE, Exchange Global..
Two other exchange learners at CHS were being sponsored by Youth for Knowing (YFU). Jeff and Karen MacFarland are nearby contact men and women for the firm.
Carrie and Justin Stiltner are web hosting Anna Krokann from Norway. She is their next trade student. Their very first college student was hosted January 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic transpired, and the scholar went household a month afterwards.
Carrie stated Anna is eager to make the most of her 12 months in this article and wanted to try out new matters, like getting a basketball cheerleader. She was on the soccer staff, joined ski club and ran keep track of. The Stiltners were being unable to have their individual household and discovered that web hosting an exchange pupil gave them a taste of parenthood, earning this school 12 months with a 17-yr-previous more particular, said Carrie. “We were blessed this yr,” she claimed and is hunting ahead to hosting all over again in the long run.
Mike and Melissa Taylor are internet hosting Nhan Pham from Vietnam. It wasn’t meant for him to stay with them the full college 12 months, he was put with them on a short term basis until a house could be located for him. When that did not happen, he experienced already felt at ease enough with the Taylors to carry on to continue to be with them.
“He’s a silent boy and a very good helper,” Melissa. “He likes assisting Mike with repairing things all-around the household and discovering these new techniques.” Acquiring a boy in their household is a new knowledge for the Taylors, mom and dad of daughters. Nhan spoke virtually no English when he arrived, but speaks actually nicely now, claimed Melissa, who very first experienced to place to items to talk.
“He has come out of his shell.” She explained that Vietnamese don’t use facial expressions, but he has a sweet smile and many expressions. He bought to reside his American Desire of participating in baseball and went on YFU-sponsored excursions to Washington D.C. and New York Town.
No make a difference the grade level of college students in their state, trade pupils at CHS love all the benefits of a senior calendar year. “It makes it more exclusive,” explained Ann Kauble, a Science teacher at CHS.
Jeanette Liebold Ricker writes about Clyde and Environmentally friendly Springs. Get in touch with her at 419-547-8177 or by e mail at [email protected].
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