Rotary hosts exchange student

Rotary hosts exchange student Vermillion Rotary Club again this year is hosting a high school foreign exchange student from Denmark. Eva Graversen, a 17-year-old Danish student, attends Vermillion High School and is completing her senior year.

She is the daughter of Poul Graversen, city manager of Hjorring, a small Danish town famous for butter cookies. Her mother, Hanne Boel, is a teacher of English and sports.

Graversen speaks excellent English and has completed the degree all students complete in Denmark. She will return home to Denmark next summer, to begin more advanced studies with emphasis on foreign languages. In this way she follows in her mother's footsteps, who herself was an exchange student in California in 1967.

In Denmark Graversen is "among the best students in her class" wrote her principal. She is "kind, extroverted, hardworking, and a bright girl."

"She will make an excellent 'ambassador' for Denmark wrote Ejstrup. Len Griffith, Vermillion High School counselor, described Graversen and her new friend Cecil Kilgus, a current German foreign exchange student, as "two of the brightest exchange students Vermillion has had."

Currently Graversen is taking senior level courses and her extra-curricular involvement is to participate in soccer "just for fun." She had an opportunity to meet other exchange students at programs planned for all Rotary foreign exchange students in the tri-state region. These are contacts which Graversen will enjoy for a lifetime and are, according to her, "really fun."

Graversen is currently living with the Fremstad-Sanderson family in Vermillion. She has the option to move to other homes in the community if they become available. Rotary students may live in as many as three homes in order that they may participate in a wide array of activities. Persons interested in the Vermillion Rotary Exchange Program should contact Bud Marshall or Dean Clark for more information.

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