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    Why not try something different this fall?
    Barb Wills



    60+ years of hosting success made AFS the best/host with
    AFS this fall

    The Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team is
    currently looking for loving families who wish to share
    their homes with AFS high school exchange students who will
    be arriving in early August for the 2009-10 school year.
    Family applications need to be completed by July 12th for
    the students to all arrive on time.

    Single adults, tradition and retired folks make great
    hosting families. In fact, most loving families make good
    host families. Students need love, transportation and
    lodging. They come with spending money and are fully
    medically insured.

    For more details and to see bios, contact Jenny Myers, the
    team hosting coordinator, at jmyers@watkins.edu or 615-385-
    9644. You may also view www.afs.org/usa (hosting) and the
    local web site at http://misstennky.org. to learn more
    about the AFS organization. To view the mini-bios on those
    students who still need families see below.

    Currently, AFS is the world's leading exchange organization
    and is currently partnering with over 50 other countries.
    AFS has been hosting and sending exchange students and
    teachers for over 61 years.

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    Lisana from Indonesia

    Lisana, who is called Lia by her friends and family, is
    described as cheerful, energetic and active. Lia likes to
    laugh, loves chocolate and cats, and enjoys reading comics
    and novels. She often listens to music, watches movies and
    goes swimming. Lia takes part in many clubs at her school,
    such as the karate club, the club for environmental
    concerns and the Japanese club. Lia does not eat pork.

    King from Hong Kong

    Student has been swimming since the age of 4 and trains
    every week; King loves table tennis and practices after
    school; he also enjoys basketball, cycling, skiing, and
    reading. King used to be a boy scout but stopped to
    concentrate on school. The school he attends is very
    prestigious & one of the most competitive in the area.

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    Stefan from Brazil

    Stefan is funny and lively. He is very close to his family
    and enjoys spending time with them. Stefan likes to
    exercise and end loves to eat good food! He enjoys watching
    movies and listening to music. Stefan loves animals. He is
    very excited about coming to the States and about getting
    to know the American culture.

    Celia from Belgium

    Celia is energetic, cheerful and likes being active. She
    has been taking ballet lessons twice a week since she was 7
    years old. Celia has violin lessons once a week and plays
    in an orchestra. She enjoys running and swimming, and once
    a week, she goes to a scouts group. Celia loves to read and
    would like to go to university.

    Jana from Czech Republic

    Jana is very musical and loves to play the flute. She also
    likes to stay very active by participating in a variety of
    activities. She loves aerobics, acting and drama, walking
    her dogs, snowboarding, swimming, and traveling. Her
    friends and family describe her as very friendly and that
    she has a great sense of humor.

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    Gudridur is described as open-minded and honest. She enjoys
    doing Jazz ballet twice a week and ballet once a week.
    Gudridur plays the piano and is a member of her school
    choir. She has a close relationship with her parents and
    her older siblings, and loves to cook and bake. Gudridur
    would like to study design and fashion.

    Anette from Norway

    Anette is the middle child of five and loves to have
    siblings to look up to, as well as younger siblings to be a
    big sister for. She practices soccer 2-3 times a week and
    plays in matches every other week. Anette will read
    anything she can including books, magazines, and
    newspapers. She also spends time trying to teach herself
    how to play the piano and the guitar. Anette has plans for
    sewing designed T-shirts, but has yet to have the time to
    complete them. Anette is excited to get to know the daily
    life and culture of her host family.

    Jakkapat from Thailand

    Jakkapat has a great knack for making the people around him
    feel comfortable. He loves playing soccer and being
    outside, running around. Jakkapat also enjoys playing on
    the computer weekly and journaling a couple times a month.
    He always helps around the house and is interested in
    musical instruments, although he cannot play any
    particularly well. Jakkapat would like to become an
    engineer in the future and is looking forward to the new
    experiences that a year abroad will provide.

    Jakob from Germany

    Jakob is helpful and reliable. He has two older siblings
    who no longer live at home, and one younger sister. He
    enjoys rowing and has been in rowing club for 6 years.
    Jakob also enjoys long-distance running, and sometimes
    participates in community runs. In his leisure time, Jakob
    likes spending time with his friends. They often go on bike
    rides or play beach volleyball. Jakob is interested in
    economics and would one day like to become an economic
    engineer.

    David from Germany

    David’s passion is playing the guitar; he takes weekly
    lessons. He is also part of a traditional German shooting
    club called “Schützenverein.” David enjoys tack and field,
    especially sprinting and long-jumping. He is interested in
    trying new sports during his year abroad. David is a very
    positive and friendly person. His family is important to
    him, and he considers his older brother one of his best
    friends. David is close to parents as well as his cousins.
    Studying is important to David, and he would like to
    incorporate his knowledge of languages in his future career.

    Afzal from India

    Afzal is a hardworking student. He has decided to focus on
    Math and Physics in high school, and he plans on becoming
    an aeronautical engineer. Afzal is close to his family and
    often helps his younger siblings with homework. Afzal
    enjoys playing sports; his favorites are cricket and
    soccer. He loves drawing and painting. When he has the
    chance he participates in debates, quizzes, and craft
    competitions. Afzal also likes computer games and reading.
    He is very happy to have the opportunity to study abroad.

    Emelie from Sweden

    Emelie is open-minded and sociable. She enjoys playing golf
    and dancing, and participates in a school theater class.
    Emelie likes spending time with her family, and often plays
    golf together with her parents, her brother and her
    grandparents. Emelie loves little children and dogs, and
    enjoys taking care of her family's cocker spaniel. She is
    not sure yet about her plans for the future, but she can
    imagine becoming an architect or working with children.

    Maria from Norway

    Maria is a dancer at heart. She has been dancing since the
    third grade and practices for a few hours every day after
    school. Maria loves a variety of sports, including soccer,
    handball, mountain climbing, and swimming. During the
    summer she likes to go sailing with her father and during
    the winter she loves to spend time on the slopes skiing and
    snowboarding. She also likes to read when she is not
    participating in sports. Maria hopes her time in the U.S.
    helps her become a better person with a wider perspective
    of life.

    Samantha from Italy

    Samantha’s friends and family describe her as sunny,
    talkative, confident, and a great friend. She loves to
    travel to exotic places and really enjoys swimming, scuba
    diving, and skiing. In her free time she also loves to
    sing, listen to music, and read. She is very close with her
    family and very excited to spend a year in the US.

    Bakhtiyar from Kazakhstan

    Bakhtiyar attends a school for gifted children and enjoys
    the challenges that it presents. He has met great friends
    through the school and together, they enjoy skating, going
    to the cinema, and going to the pizzeria. Bakhtiyar also
    practices Judo and Karate to keep his health in top form.
    He is the leader of his school’s debate team and
    participates in regional competitions. In the future,
    Bakhtiyar wants to an engineer of atom physics, but first
    is looking forward to the expanded outlook a year abroad
    can provide.

    Konrad from Germany

    Konrad is a very active individual who spends much of his
    free time outside. He goes climbing and plays tennis at
    least once a week. Konrad is also interested in mountain
    biking, skiing, and snowboarding, where he enjoys trying
    new acrobatic tricks. Music is also important to him, as he
    has played the drums for the past three years and plays in
    a band with his two friends. Konrad also takes dance
    lessons with his friends and enjoys reading fantasy books
    like “Lord of the Rings.” Konrad is looking forward to
    getting to know his host family and grow from his
    experience abroad.

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    Tchoy from Holland

    Tchoy, who everyone calls ‘Daisy’, is described as shy, but
    able to make friends very quickly. She helps her parents
    with the family’s Chinese restaurant and her two younger
    brothers. Daisy loves to listen to music, swim, play on the
    computer, and watch television. She also likes to bowl and
    to travel when the opportunity arises. Daisy is not sure
    what she wants to do in the future, but is hoping that her
    time in the U.S. helps her shape an idea.

    Judith from Austria

    Friends and family describe Judith as sporty and
    artistically talented. She participates regularly in
    artistic gymnastics and enjoys drawing whenever she gets a
    chance. Judith is also interested in reading, listening to
    music, movies, and foreign countries, languages and
    cultures. It is very important to her that people see her
    as a trustworthy and reliable individual. Judith is excited
    to get far from her comfort zone in Vienna and to
    experience a growth that only a year abroad can provide.

    Francesco from Italy

    Playing basketball is one of Francesco’s favorite
    activities and he plays about four times a week. He is the
    captain of a regional team who travels to compete in
    tournaments. Francesco also enjoys listening to music and
    going to concerts with his friends. He and his friends also
    go to the movies, watch soccer matches, or go out to eat on
    the weekends. Francesco is looking forward to making new
    friends and learning a new culture through this year abroad
    program.

    Kantapon from Thailand

    Kantapon considers singing his most important and
    fulfilling hobby. He is very happy when singing and finds
    it very relaxing. This is why Kantapon sings on daily
    basis. He enjoys playing the piano and the Salor, an
    instrument native to the northern region of Thailand. When
    not participating in musical activities, he likes to read,
    swim, take photographs, use the computer and play tennis,
    badminton, and volleyball. Kantapon would like to become a
    doctor in the future and possibly open his own computer
    store.

    Nayib from Costa Rica

    Nayib’s family is very united and they care a great deal
    for one another, a reality that has helped him throughout
    his life. He is a member of the local church’s youth group
    where he spends time with his friends working with the
    community. Nayib loves to ride his bicycle and also play
    basketball and soccer. On the creative side, he likes to
    play the guitar, assemble model cars, draw, visit museums
    and mix music on his computer. After spending a year in the
    U.S. learning the culture and language, Nayib would like to
    attend a university to become a plastic surgeon.

    Dr. Barbara Y. Wills, NCC, LPC

    Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team Publicity
    Coordinator, 10 Time AFS Host Mom, AFS Global Educator to
    Thailand 2000, AFS-USA Delegate to German Volunteer
    Conference 2006, Retired Professional Counselor
    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Non-Voting
    Delegate to the First National AFS Volunteer Assembly 2009

    2233 Roanoke RD
    Clarksville, TN 37043
    615-210-1552
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