Knight Life

Former Loy Norrix exchange students share what’s happening in their home countries

Jeanie Gould-McElhone and Elisa Matz pose for a photo the day before Matzs flight home.

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 11, 2020

Only 57 days.  Elisa Matz was a sophomore exchange student at Loy Norrix High School for just 57 days when Covid-19 sent her home to Lürschau in northern Germany. Elisa’s exchange continues in weekly conversations with myself and the two other exchange students we’ve hosted over the last five ...

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

December 11, 2018

By Eva Bugnaski Jeanie Gould-McElhone and her parents waited at the airport with visible excitement. Bill McElhone and Leona Gould stood in front of both gate exits, unsure of which Paula, their foreign exchange student, would enter from. They both gripped signs, anxious to display them, while Jeanie ra...

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Paula Montoro

December 9, 2018

I am from Madrid, Spain, where I attend Joaquin Araujo High School. This year I am studying in the United States at Loy Norrix High School. Being a foreign exchange student has given me the chance to analyze and understand things through a different perspective; education is one of those things. T...

Foreign Exchange Student Adjusts to American Culture

Paula speaking to her friend during A lunch.

Esperanza Fraga

December 5, 2018

After a nine hour plane ride from Madrid, Spain to an airport in Chicago, Paula Montoro was just about to board another plane to Kalamazoo when she was greeted by her host family with three balloons. They had driven up to meet her at the Chicago Airport. They conversed and got to know each other a bit...

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