Jonas Suessenguth


Where are you from? Germany


Who is your host family? Mr. and Mrs. Dowd of Alleman


What have you been involved in at North Polk? Football and soccer


What are your favorite things about North Polk? The school spirit and that most people are nice.


Fun Fact: His twin brother is also a foreign exchange student, currently attending school in Nebraska.


Hielke Van Oosten


Where are you from? Netherlands


Who is your host family? Mr.and Mrs. Heintz of Polk City


What have you been involved in at NPHS? Football, basketball and soccer


What are your favorite things about North Polk? The people are nice and I like how you can get involved in a lot of activities. They treat you like a real American.


Aleksandr Panchenko


Where are you from? Russia


Who is your host family? Mr. and Mrs. Fouraker of Elkhart


What have you been involved in at NPHS? Tennis and volunteering with animals


What are your favorite things about North Polk? Mostly the people because they are polite and super friendly. I also like the sports, other activities and the teachers.


Luis Sarceda Martinez


Where are you from? Spain


Who is your host family? Mr. and Mrs. Wille of Polk City


What have you been involved in at NPHS? Cross country, basketball and soccer


What is your favorite thing about North Polk? The environment