My exchange was one of the greatest years of my life

  My exchange was one of the greatest years of my life My exchange experience has been unforgettable, and as it’s coming to a close it has made me realize exactly just how lucky and privileged i am with this opportunity. In Tampa, Florida, where I have spent my exchange I have met so many amazing people who I will … Read More

High School Graduation Speech

  High School Graduation Speech by Alia, exchange student from Spain Here I was during my first month here in Molalla. I was so excited to finally call my grandma who I hadn’t talked to in such a long time. As I nervously dialed her phone number I couldn’t help but wonder what she would say. And much to my … Read More

One of the best days of my life

  One of the best days of my life I have recently experienced one of the best days of my life. My day started at 4.40am with my alarm ringing. I got myself into show clothes which consists of jeans, shirt and boots. At 5.30am our school truck was ready to go with 7 students and a teacher. We were … Read More

Open the world up to students

  Open the world up to students I have always been the type of school administrator that believes in providing my students every opportunity to explore the world. When you open the world up to students, then they have a better chance of fulfilling their dreams and contributing wonderful things to society. We can open the world up to a … Read More

It was my first time outside my home country…

  It was my first time outside my home country… … outside Brazil. I remember how scared I was during the flight to San Francisco. What is going to happen? Is my family going to be nice? What about the place: is it cold? So many questions but they only could be answered during the semester. I woke up during … Read More

We knew hosting would be different

We knew hosting would be different “I was supposed to have 5-6 more years before I sent a child off to prom. But sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you take a chance on something that most people tend to think is crazy. We knew hosting would be different, possibly strange, but never would’ve imagined how much we … Read More

Historic Victories Push Comet Water Polo to #1 Spot in State Rankings!

Historic Victories Push Comet Water Polo to #1 Spot in State Rankings! grandledgecomets.org Grand Ledge High School, Michigan, April 2019   For the first time in program history the Grand Ledge Varsity Water Polo Team is the number 1 ranked team in the state of Michigan. The ranking comes on the heels of the Comets defeating previous #1 and the … Read More

New Friends – New Experiences – Wonderful Memories

  New Friends – New Experiences – Wonderful Memories This trip is the best trip that I’ve ever had. Bring me lots of new friends, new experiences and tons of wonderful memories. For the whole trip we played a lot, chat a lot. I will never forget about how much we love takin pictures. I remember we went to lots … Read More

Ashley’s volunteer time at Bayside Terrace

Ashley’s volunteer time at Bayside Terrace Today we had the opportunity to learn about Belgium from an amazing exchange student with the International Cultural Exchange Services program (ICES). Host mom Debbie is the marketing director and has told the residents about Ashley and all of the stories she had shared with her. Today during Coffee and Current Events we had … Read More

An unforgettable art competition

  An unforgettable art competition I love art. And that means that when my coordinator told me that I can join one of the art competitions, I did not even think about it and I decided to join it. After I read the rules, I drew some sketches and talked with my art teacher about my plan. She really liked … Read More