Eight students join PC for short and long term stays

Emerson Sarver


(not pictured: sophomore Jacob Barnes)

The second semester has started, and PC has welcomed eight new students. They come from several different places, seven from abroad and one from Pella High. Three of the new students will be staying for the whole semester. The other five are only staying for a short amount of time. Two students from Japan are staying for three months, and three students from China and are staying for three weeks.

Daisy, Crystal and Curry are the students from China, and Tony Wang is their teacher. They came to get a short American experience. They joined all the international students on Saturday, February 10, as apart of the International Cuisine night. “I can’t remember when I had a more pleasant time,” Crystal said.

The two Japanese students, Riona and Erika, are from Tokyo. Everything in Tokyo is built up and not out. “My school is six floors instead of two,” said Riona.

Junior Paulo Sergio from Brazil is staying a whole semester. “The biggest difference in Brazil is we don’t use Chromebooks, but pen and paper,” he said.  That has been a trend between PC and the international students’ school back home.

Jason Huang is a freshman from China, who is staying for the whole semester. He has been enjoying his first five weeks at PC. “The people here are very nice and helpful. I really like them,” he said.

Sophomore Jacob Barnes is the only transfer student, coming from dual enrollment at Pella High. He transferred hoping for a change of pace.  “PCHS is a lot less intense compared to Pella High,” he said.


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