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Sidney's foreign exchange students adapt to life in western Nebraska

Program brought seniors from New Zealand, Brazil


Courtney Fletcher

Dana Windsor traveled from New Zealand to spend her senior year at Sidney High School as a foreign exchange student. Pictured from left to right are classmates: Cassie West, Sonya Vergil, Sesilia Campos and Daneal Dickinson as they hold Windsor.

Coming to a new town far from home and being dubbed the "new kid" in high school can be a huge adjustment.

For two foreign exchange students at Sidney High School, Dana Windsor and Luis Geniole, this means leaving home to start their senior year in a new country.

"It's such a different atmosphere here," said Windsor, a New Zealand native. "There are so many different people."

Although Windsor and Geniole didn't get to pick where they were going to study as part of the program, they seem to be adapting well to the western Nebraska culture and student life as a Red Raider.

Windsor said tha...

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