Combined 100 Voice Choir Presents 'My Heart Longs for Christmas' :: Sunday, December 14 & Monday, December 15 at 7pm :: click here for more info!

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

News Community Rotary exchange student spends year in Turkey

Chelsea KennedyOn Wednesday, Jan. 5, Chelsea Kennedy of Asheville spoke to the Franklin Rotary Club about her year-long visit to Turkey as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Kennedy spent the past year in Izmir, Turkey where she was the houseguest of a Rotarian and his family. She said during her year long exchange program she learned maturity, self-sufficiency, and independence. She could not speak Turkish when she arrived in the country, and her host family did not speak much English, so for the first three months there Kennedy said she “spoke little and listened a lot.”

 

When she returned home from Turkey last month, Kennedy re-enrolled at Asheville High School where she is due to graduate this month. After graduation, Kennedy will be attending George Washington University in Washington, DC where she will major in Middle Eastern Studies. After she completes college, Kennedy hopes to obtain employment with the U.S. State Department with the eventual goal of becoming a diplomat. Kennedy’s year in Turkey was sponsored by Rotary District 7670, of which the Franklin Rotary Club is a member.





Share


Weekly updates in progress!

Grab your FREE copy of the
Macon County News
& Shopping Guide
on newsstands today

The Macon County News
holiday deadlines for
classifieds, display ads
& editorial copy:

– Friday, Dec. 26 for the
Tuesday, Dec. 30 issue

Note: MCN will NOT publish the week of Christmas!

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter