Exchange students, families tour Capitol

American Field Service (AFS) exchange students staying with Mid-Missouri host families visited the Capitol on Sunday. Pictured on the stairs, from left, are Emma Whittaker from Norway, Brie Henderson, Rachel Howard, Coni Gonzalez from Chile, Wisa Sawichako from Thailand, Olivia Howard, Ryoko Asakuma from Japan, Andres Ramirez from Chile, and Yoann Foti from Switzerland.

American Field Service (AFS) exchange students staying with Mid-Missouri host families visited the Capitol on Sunday. Pictured on the stairs, from left, are Emma Whittaker from Norway, Brie Henderson, Rachel Howard, Coni Gonzalez from Chile, Wisa Sawichako from Thailand, Olivia Howard, Ryoko Asakuma from Japan, Andres Ramirez from Chile, and Yoann Foti from Switzerland.

Several area American Field Service (AFS) exchange students and their host siblings came together to tour the Capitol and enjoy a holiday party, which followed at the home of Patrick and Becky Lynn on Sunday.

A highlight of the tour was climbing to the top of the Capitol dome and going outside for the view.

Participants and their hosts families included: Yoann Foti from Switzerland, who is staying with Becky and Patrick Lynn; Ryoko Asakuma from Japan, who is staying with Barbara and James Howard; Coni Gonzalez from Chile, who is staying with Kathleen and Dana Frese; Wisa Sawichako from Thailand, who is staying with Gayle Troutwine; Emma Whittaker from Norway, who is staying with Mary and Brian Kaiser, Sedalia; and Andres Ramirez from Chile, who is staying with Angela and Brian Pae, Fulton.

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