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German exchange students sample northwest fare

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Exchange students from Germany spent three weeks in Toledo and Onalaska homes. They are pictured here by the rock at the entrance of Toledo High School before their departure back to Germany.

Nineteen German students and their two chaperones/instructors spent three weeks with high school counterparts in Toledo and Onalaska. During the trip, they visited both Seattle and Portland, as well as Mt. St. Helens.

In Seattle, some of the most memorable destinations included the Smith Tower, Bainbridge Island (and the necessary ferry ride across the Puget Sound), and EMP Music Experience.

In Portland they were treated to a tour of the NIKE campus in Beaverton as well as a side trip to Cannon Beach.

The objective students also noted a few major differences in life in culture. Several of the students noted that nobody walks.

"They really love their cars," said one student.

The small town feel was not absent in their observations either.

"Everyone knows each other," said another youth.

"I enjoyed the friendliness of the people," said Rebecca Haberland.

Students from Toledo and Onalaska traveled to Germany and spent three weeks there this summer as part of the GAPP exchange program.

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