Miss Fran Devling, Myke Jackson and Kent Kreiger welcome Ricardo Abarca (center)
Another Exchange Student at PHS
Ricardo Abarca of Chile arrived in Plattsburg January 8, 1970. He is 16 and came as an exchange student thru the International Fellowship.
Ricardo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Abarca. His father is a civil engineer. Members of the family are two brothers, 19 and 12, and two sisters, 21 and 18.
Ricardo attended a private-educational school in Chile. There were approximately 80 in the student body. They dressed to go to school with a blue jacket, white shirt and tie and grey slacks. His favorite subject is math and he plans to go to college in Chile and major in engineering. The school is not a parochial school, but Ricardo is of Catholic faith.
He is making his home at present with the Don McCrearys. He will live in various homes during his stay here to get acquainted with as many families as possible.
His first impression of the United States was that it is very big. The food is similar to that of his country with beef as the main meat dish. Like many U.S. teenagers, Pizza is his favorite food.
Winners of the K-3 division of the Fifth Annual Ellis Elementary Canned food drive were the children of the afternoon Kindergarten class. Front Row left to right: Bridget Venable, D.J. Callahan, Brad Kewi, Justin Rick, John Stagner, Andy Blanton, James Croney, Tim Sidebottom, Katie Ison, Second Row: Levi Plumer, Chris Norris, Jamie Flanery, Eddie McGinnis, Sean Anderson, Brandi Miller, Casey Kale, Corrie Tongue, Ricky Reeves, Emily Monger. Third Row: Clint Parman, Daniel Kelley, Michael Kelsey, David Snow, Andy Fittro, Jessie David, Derek Treichel, Jacob Elliott, Justin Talley, Jennifer Malik, Tom Stoddard, Joe McFarland. Absent: Bobby Boehm, Chad DeShon, Chris Folsom, Felicia Baxter.
These ladies from the Gower area were having a lot of “winter fun” last week. (Back to front) Katrina Deets, 14, daughter of Shannon Johnson and Mathew Deets; Brianna Cox, 13, Kristin and Kaitlin Cox, 11, and Erin Cox, 10, are all the daughters of Michelle Cox and J.D. Cox. The Clinton County Leader sponsored a “Winter Fun” photo contest, check out the winners on page 16 of this issue. The winners each received four tickets to see Elmo at the Sprint Center.