By Pam Reinig, Register Editor
In a few weeks, Agnete Ericksen, known to her American friends as Agnes, will experience one of the most bittersweet moments of her young life: She’ll say hello to her “real” family and good-bye to the family that’s hosted her during her year-long exchange at Central High School.
One of three foreign exchange students in Elkader this year, Agnes, will leave here June 3 and travel with her family to Chicago, New York City and Florida before the Ericksen clan returns to their home in Norway.
“Seeing my mom and dad and spending time with them will be awesome,” Agnes said, “but I will miss my host family, a lot. I will never forget them!”