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Exchange students excel

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Farmville has recently played host to a variety of exchange students from nations across the world, such as Germany, France, Malaysia, Thailand, Ghana and Kazakhstan. “Much of this is due to families in the area who have agreed to host international students on exchange programs,” said Melanie Marks, an American Scandinavian Student Exchange (ASSE) international representative.

“For a small town, we are (currently) hosting an unusually large number. At least three of them are here after being selected from thousands of applicants from a program being offered by the United States Department of State,” she said.

According to Christy Murphy, Fuqua’s director of admissions, the school had 12 international students this year.

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Del. Edmunds awards winners of his 2nd annual district-wide Rural Art Contest

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jedmunds3Delegate James Edmunds recently held his second annual district-wide Rural Art Contest. Winners were congratulated at a pizza party at Italian Delight. Shown accepting her award is Jamie Crews, 12th grade, Halifax County High School. View the gallery of winners!

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