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German students take in local culture

October 20, 2012
By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

High school exchange students from Hildesheim, Germany, are getting acquainted with the Elkins area, the people and the culture.

Ten students are here on an exchange program and are staying with local host families.

On Tuesday, the students were at Elkins High School doing projects with students in the foreign language classes.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
German exchange students and their teacher are staying in Elkins with host families to learn about the area and its culture. The students were observing at Elkins High School in the foreign language department Tuesday. German students visiting are, in back from left, Max Bethe, Greta Loewe, Marisa Plesse, Carla Singelmann, Tom Schmidt, Janina Romanowski and Lina Dostal; in front are Nona Hartkens, Nora Schwetje, Mareen Schlatel and Nick Pohl.

"The students will be helping the class create a PowerPoint presentation," said instructor Brad Martin. "This is the 12th time we have hosted German exchange students from this school in the past 18 years. We have a great relationship with this school."

Martin said while the exchange students are here, they will visit Charleston, Seneca Rocks, Washington, D.C., and Prickett's Fort.

"Next year, 10 students from Elkins High School will travel to Hildesheim, Germany as exchange students," Martin said. "These students will stay with host families in Hildesheim."



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