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ASPAU 8 - Clinton To Welcome Boy From Thailand CLINTON-A...
Clinton To Welcome Boy From Thailand CLINTON-A 19-ycar-old high school senior boy from Thailand will be a student at Clinton High School this fall tmder the AFS program, according to word re- ceiveti from the New York offices offices of the international scholarship scholarship program. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Holmes and family, Turtle Town.ship, will be the host family to Boonsom Yod- malee. who is expected to arrive arrive in the United .States from his native native c 0 u n try about Aug. 16. The visit to this country by Yodmalee Mr. Yodmalee is being sponsored by the Clinton Clinton chapter of the American Field .Service International Scholarships program, with Kenneth Kenneth Strohbusch as president. Others assisting with organizing the AFS chapter and carrj'ing on the nece.ssary work are Ivar Seger. placement chairman; Mrs. William B. DeLong. treasurer: treasurer: Mrs Carl •huler. publicity; publicity; Mrs. Sudad Baban, teacher advisor; and Cynthia Mutchler. president of the student AFS chapter. Roonsom's family are Thai farmeis. making their living from their farm on which they raise rice, vegetables and livestock. livestock. He has two brothers, 23 and 20, and two sisters, 25 and 12. The family is of the Buddhist faith. The AFS scholar has been attending attending a teachers' training college, college, has studied English seven years and speaks Thai and Lao. He is particularly interested in English, has been a member of an English club and plans to become become an elementary school teacher. One of the persons who recommended that he study in the United States is a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in the I school he attended. The name of his school is Wittayalaikhruum- , ahasarakham, located in Maha- sarakham, Thailand. His country, perhaps better known as Siam, is not far from Viet Nam. It extends into the Malay peninsula, next to Laos and Cambodia. Boonsom's AFS "brother." Rick, will be a senior at Clinton High School. George will be a .sophomore and Becky will be in 8th grade at the junior high school. This is the second venture into being a host family to an overseas overseas exchange student for the Holmeses, since Okongo-Gwoke of Uganda, Africa, a Marquette University student, still calls the Holmes residence his home away from home under the Experiment Experiment in International Living program. Okongo is here for four years under ASPAU (African (African Scholarship Program for American Universities). i ' j

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 16 Jul 1965, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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