Letter: Year winds down for German exchange studentMy time here is running out. I have less than two months to live here and, in a few days, I meet my parents in New York and travel with them.
By: David Etzel, Crailsheim exchange student, Worthington Daily Globe
My time here is running out. I have less than two months to live here and, in a few days, I meet my parents in New York and travel with them.
In the last two months, a lot was going on. I was busy with preparing for prom and then for graduation. But I had a good time at both of them.
The first weekend of April I was with Tim Skog and his parents at the Regional Swim Meet in Minneapolis. It was a big event, and Tim did good. I couldn’t swim because I was not qualified for it. I spent Easter with Skogs, and we went to church and then had ham for lunch. In Germany, we celebrate the same way but we don’t eat ham. Some people eat lamb. One week after Easter was prom. I had a lot of fun, and it was a good experience. In Germany, we don’t have prom, but we have something similar to it. You have to attend dance lessons to go there, and it is in eighth grade.
On May 15, I went with the choir to the Twins game, and we sang the National Anthem of Canada. The Twins lost again, but it was a nice experience to stand on Target Field. A few days later it was graduation, and it is different than in Germany. Here it is more formal and a bigger event. After the commencement, I had my graduation party and had fun. The same day, I passed my driving test in Slayton. One week after graduation, I moved for the last time. I now live with Maureen, Grant, David and Matt Sorensen.