Posted by David Lariviere on Nov 23, 2019
"Merry Christmas - Joyeux Noel - Frohe Weihnachten - Feliz Navidad - Hyvaa Joulua - Buon Natale - Feliz Natal - Glaedelig Jul - Sawasdee Pee Mai!"  -- from our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Students who are midway through their academic year, 2019-20, living with their host families and attending schools in North East Ohio," said Robert Heydorn, Ohio Erie - District 6630 Chairman. "We are very proud that these highly qualified international students have been selected to be with us as we continue with Orientation Weekend for our inbound, outbound and rebound students, families and Rotarians, hosted by the Akron Rotary Camp.  I am delighted by how well they are speaking English now, and wish them a safe, happy and exciting holiday season. They are all splendid representatives of their respective countries and the Rotary Youth Exchange Program."
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) is a Rotary International student exchange scholarship program for students in secondary school. Since 1929, Rotary International has sent highly qualified young people around the globe to experience new cultures and be youth ambassadors of their local communities. Currently, about 9,000 scholarship students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year. Rotary is a fully accredited member of CSIET - Council of Standards for International Student Exchange. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens.
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.
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PHOTO: (top to bottom, left to right)
Top:Alexis Lewis - Cuyahoga Falls, Auri Gaston - Cuyahoga Falls, Elin Na - S. Korea, Serena Abritta - Spain, Konsta Keranen - Finland, Christian Hoefman - Germany, Sergio Neto - Brazil/Medina, Thomas Packard - Aurora, Giulia Giugianpletro - Brazil
Middle: Kylee Maibach - Wadsworth, Megan Vogelgesang - Medina/Mexico, Lydia Olin-Hitt - Akron, Viet Nguien - Cuyahoga Falls
Front: Audrey Caroll - Akron, Casie Ackerman - Hudson, Phakawan - Thailand, Zoe Mayeur - France, Margaux Faure - Belgium, Juliet Aini - Aurora, Estefania Orpheu - Brazil, Zoe - Belgium, Konsta - Finland

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-Medina Sunrise Rotary