I am happy I have spent a great year here. I made many friends, learned many things and made a lot of progress with my English. I would like to take the time to say thanks to my host family: Mark, Sara, Madison and Logan More. And also to all of the may other relatives that welcomed me as one of their own. We had many great times together. Also I would like to say thanks to the ELC High School and the staff for everything you did for me. I enjoyed running cross country, being a member of the basketball team and running track, Thank you Coach Barrett for being a great coach! Thank you to the community for welcoming me in. Thank you to Trinity Lutheran Church for letting me be apart of it. Lastly, I want to thank AYUSA, which is the exchange student program that I chose. And to Shirley Nickel the Regional Director of AYUSA who helped guide me through any problems I had this year. I am very appreciative to everyone who took the time to help me and to know me.
Estherville is now my second home and I look foward to returning someday. I am studying for college this year and am hopefully going to college in Los Angeles next year.
Xiaoyi Zheng, AKA Jay
Fuzhou, Fujian, China