Congratulations to our Student of the Week: Jiawen from China!
I want to acknowledge the friendship this student, nicknamed Calvin, formed with his host brother Ryu from Thailand. Ryu said he will miss Calvin. They spent the last 10 months together doing things such as playing games on their computers, eating at their favorite restaurant near our house on Fridays to celebrate the end of another school week, going to Starbucks, and eating lunch together at school most of the time.
Calvin learned how to smile in pictures. He also learned to do many chores while he was here–such as loading and unloading the dishwasher, stripping and making his bed, doing his laundry, and cooking occasionally. Many things he did were his own idea—such as bringing in the mail and taking the trash can to the street on trash day.”
He made good grades and received awards in math and chemistry for the highest scores in his class. He and our other exchange students were acknowledged at graduation and given honorary diplomas.
Hosting two students is the way to go if you are empty-nesters like us.