Howdie Marta Vera!

Marta is a sophomore in the foreign exchange program from Columbia. This is her first time in America. She is already involved and enjoying the school life here.

By Princess Sinkambe, Staff Writer

The Wrangler: Where were you born? How long have you lived there?

Vera: In Manersa, Columbia. I’ve lived there for 15 years

The Wrangler: What’s the biggest difference between school in Texas and school in Columbia?

Vera: Change of room every period and not being with the same teenagers all day.

The Wrangler: What do you miss most about home and why?

Vera: My family and friends because here I don’t know many people and it’s difficult to speak to them.

The Wrangler: If you could come back to the states, is there anywhere else you would visit? Why?

Vera: I’d like to visit all the states because I like traveling and seeing different things.

The Wrangler: What was the hardest thing to adjust to when you came to Texas?

Vera: School, the new family and not having my family with me.

The Wrangler: What were some of your expectations when preparing to move to Texas?

Vera: School would be easier making friends too.

The Wrangler: Are you involved in extracurricular activities at the school? If so which is your favorite?

Vera: I’m in choir, basketball, and jazz band, my favorite is choir.

The Wrangler: What are some things that you like about Texas?

Vera: Scenery, barbecue.

The Wrangler: What are you going to miss about Texas?

Vera: The family I’m staying with and the friends that’ll make

The Wrangler: What do you feel you are missing out on back home?

Vera: Hanging out with friends, changes in the family