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Lee visits America through Rotary Club program

By Becca Persinger and Dalton Allen

Hyung (Mok) Lee had the privilege to travel from his home country of South Korea to the United States to study at Flora High School thanks to the Flora Rotary program and individuals of the community who have stepped forward to bring Lee into their homes for the school year.

Lee sat through a fourteen hour flight, and he arrived in America at the beginning of August. He was welcomed into the states by members of the Lee family and a group of the Flora Rotary Club. The Leib family will be hosting Lee for the time being.

Later in the year, Lee will move from the Leib residence to the Muskopfs and then to the Earleywines at the end of the year.

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“It will be a big transition from life back home in South Korea,” said Lee.

In Korea, students were required to attend school from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Lee found himself finally retiring for the day around midnight each night.

When Lee returns to Korea after he finishes the 2013-2014 school year at FHS, he will have to complete two more years at the high school he has been attending, and then he plans to go to college in Korea.

 While in Flora, Lee plans to show his wolfpack pride and go to many athletic events, including the up-and-coming football games. He also plans to go to school dances, but his is very sure he will continue to follow a strict study schedule.

Lee specializes in mathematics. He is being considered a freshman this year, and is unsure of what he will major in college.

 “I have been very well accepted at the school along with the other foreign exchange students,” said Lee, “I have already made many friends, and I plan to keep in touch with them when i return to South Korea.”

In his school, Lee was one of the six foreign exchange students who traveled to America. Other students are currently attending schools in Germany, France and Sweden.
Lee learned of the foreign exchange program through a South Korean newspaper who was advertising that kids who met the qualifications of becoming an exchange student were needed. these students would have been able to study the culture of their host countries in a way that would be impossible through textbooks and classes.

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