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Farewell but not goodbye

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Lucie Sarsa, from Bordeaux, France, had a tremendous year at Menomonie High School. She was always on the honor roll, she played basket ball in the winter, and she ran track in the spring. She had never participated in track before, and she found out that she was really fast! She really liked her theater class, and she made many good friends among the international students. We had a great time throughout the year hanging out with the exchange students. Some of our favorite activities were the international potluck dinners in the homes of the host families. Nilufar Umarova from Tajikistan also became a close friend of our family. Nilu's culture is so drastically different from our own. She teaches us to be frugal and humble and appreciate the things that we have.  Lucie teaches to navigate the complexities of life with grace and to live in the moment. 

Lucie didn't want us to show any emotion in our goodbye at the Chippewa Valley Airport. She is excited to get on with her life…