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LHS Welcomes Foreign Exchange Student, Tiago Oliveira
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Students welcome Brazillian Tiago Oliveira to Larned High School.

LARNED — Larned High School welcomed their foreign exchange student, Tiago Oliveira,

Thursday, during an informal reception sponsored by the LHS International Club. Tiago

comes from Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, a city of 500,000, in the country of Brazil. He has

been to America before, but not to Kansas, so he is getting used to small town life in

Larned, but the freezing temperatures are completely new to him since the temperature

in his hometown is about 86 degrees, summer every day. He became a foreign

exchange student because it’s been like a tradition in his family, and his goal is to

become fluent in English and to experience life in a smaller place. Tiago is quickly

learning the ropes of the much smaller school at Larned. In his home school, students

take the same classes, so he is in the same classroom with the same students, and the

teachers rotate classrooms instead of the students going to different classrooms like

they do at LHS. Being here for just a brief time, Tiago said he is still learning his way

around, and, of course, the cold weather, but he is also enjoying getting to know the

kids at LHS. William Nusser is Tiago’s sponsor.