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

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

Conant High College junior exchange student Leyre Molinero Lopez’s has been concentrating on giving back to the neighborhood by sharing a presentation about Spain, Spanish society and language, as properly as about her encounter as an exchange student, for Conant’s Interact Club, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club and lately in Dorothy Meehan’s fourth-quality course at Jaffrey Grade Faculty.

Bilingual learner and fourth-grader, Zoe Montes Munoz released Molinero  Lopez, 17, by citing their commonalities – talking equally English and Spanish and having two last names, one from their mothers and 1 from their fathers. Zoe, who has attended JGS considering that 1st quality, spelled out that her native Mexico has saved many of its Spanish traditions.   

Bringing to existence the famed San Fermin Competition and its Managing of the Bulls in her native Pamplona, Spain, Molinero Lopez shared Spanish traditions like eating one grape at just about every of the 12 ultimate gongs of the clock on New Year’s Eve, alongside with info about Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, the later start of the faculty day and later meal moments.  

Molinero Lopez also discussed that her trade university student rewards have long gone significantly further than living the American teenage daily life where by all the things is amusing and fantastic, where every person rides all over on a yellow college bus and where anyone goes to promenade. She stated her greatest gain even exceeds her enhanced her English. Molinero Lopez states that the sudden gain of remaining an exchange scholar is self-recognition and confidence. She explained she appreciates who she is and what she desires out of existence.

Moliero Lopez stated she needs the very same for those people in her fourth-grade viewers. She explained she wants them to realize that there is existence beyond their hometown and encourages them to find out a different language, to travel and to take gain of possibilities. 

The next working day, when questioned if the fourth-graders preferred the presentation,  Zoe said, “Yes. Some of the young children are even inquiring me to train them Spanish text!”