April 15, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 88

Mercer staff bids farewell to foreign exchange student

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FROM LEFT, Mercer School administrator Erik Torkelson, school board president Kelly Kohegyi, foreign exchange student Panupon “Paper” Sunsuwan and board member Ed Alvey Jr. pose for a photo after presenting Mercer Tiger apparel to Sunsuwan April 4. Torkelson told Sunsuwan he is always welcome to return to his Mercer home. During the school year, he lived with the Cynthia Guzman and Cindy Bianga families. Michelle Oldham, the ASSE International Area Representative, presented Sunsuwan with an assortment of gifts. She recruits host families, and monitors, counsels and has monthly contact with the families and students. For more information, contact Oldham at the Mercer School at 715-476-2154.