A Beautiful Voice Sings "We Are Family"
Since arriving in the U.S. last July from the Netherlands, exchange student Milou has greatly impressed her host family and teachers with her intelligence, optimism, leadership and school involvement.
Milou’s enthusiasm for being involved at school and her eagerness to meet new people and experience new things is described as one-of-a-kind by her teachers. Almost immediately upon arrival, Milou signed up for the speech and drama programs. She has since participated in two school plays, where her excellent dancing abilities and willingness to assist other students with their choreography and dance has really made her stand out. She also joined and has excelled at the Speech Team, placing first and in the top three several times! However, this isn’t all — Milou has a wonderful voice and is a leader in the choir and has participated in several pop music groups. She can also be seen at many athletic events cheering with the other students.
Milou’s optimism in the face of hardship has also endeared her to her host family and teachers. In November, her host family lost their home and all of their belongings in a house fire. Instead of asking to be transferred to another family, she remained with her American family and has helped support them through this time. As Milou says, “We are family!”