The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a foreign exchange student from Germany attending Taylorville High School, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Amelia Vista is a 16-year-old that’s in the United States for 10 months. She comes from Bremann, a city of half-a-million people in northern Germany. She told Kiwanis members her dad and brothers were all foreign exchange students. She’s staying locally with Kristy and Wes Waters, who have helped her overcome home sickness and helped her adjust.
Vista told the Kiwanis Club the school year got easier as it’s gone on, and she’s also learned more English. She says her favorite things about living in our area are the restaurants and attending high school games. Vista added the experience is helping her discover herself and her confidence.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.