Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Spanish exchange student gives back to Jaffrey-Rindge community

ByTommie C. Curtis

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Posted: 6/1/2022 11:55:23 AM

Conant Superior College junior trade student Leyre Molinero Lopez’s has been focusing on giving again to the group by sharing a presentation about Spain, Spanish society and language, as perfectly as about her practical experience as an trade pupil, for Conant’s Interact Club, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club and not too long ago in Dorothy Meehan’s fourth-grade course at Jaffrey Quality Faculty.

Bilingual learner and fourth-grader, Zoe Montes Munoz released Molinero  Lopez, 17, by citing their commonalities – speaking both equally English and Spanish and acquiring two final names, one from their mothers and one from their fathers. Zoe, who has attended JGS considering that to start with grade, discussed that her native Mexico has retained several of its Spanish traditions.   

Bringing to lifestyle the famed San Fermin Festival and its Jogging of the Bulls in her native Pamplona, Spain, Molinero Lopez shared Spanish traditions like taking in a single grape at each of the 12 ultimate gongs of the clock on New Year’s Eve, together with data about Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, the afterwards begin of the school day and later food instances.  

Molinero Lopez also defined that her trade scholar advantages have absent much outside of living the American teenage existence the place almost everything is amusing and best, where all people rides close to on a yellow faculty bus and wherever all people goes to prom. She mentioned her finest benefit even exceeds her improved her English. Molinero Lopez states that the sudden reward of being an exchange student is self-consciousness and confidence. She reported she is familiar with who she is and what she would like out of daily life.

Moliero Lopez reported she needs the identical for those people in her fourth-grade audience. She said she desires them to comprehend that there is lifetime past their hometown and encourages them to understand a further language, to travel and to take benefit of opportunities. 

The following working day, when asked if the fourth-graders appreciated the presentation,  Zoe stated, “Yes. Some of the little ones are even asking me to educate them Spanish phrases!”