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.

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Princess Simkambe

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