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Guatemalan students Fernando Quevedo (left) and Elias Sanchez spent 2-1/2 months at St. Mary's School through the "Friendly Exchange" program.

From English to football, Guatemalan students experience plenty in Morris

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

Two young boys from Guatemala couldn't wait to get to Morris this fall with the idea that they might get to eventually build a snowman or start a snowball fight.


Fernando Quevedo and Elias Sanchez saw a light coating of snow on the ground this week, but that hardly means they'll leave the U.S. disappointed. Their experiences during a 2-1/2 month stay as students at St. Mary's School run deeper than even the largest pile of the white stuff.

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