Golden Memories
YES exchange student with his principal after a presentation about his home country during International Education Week
Ali poses with school principal Steve Andersson, following one of his 26 cultural presentations.

Going above and beyond during International Education Week

Today, many more people have amazing thoughts about Pakistan than before they met me. I gave 26 presentations on the occasion of International Education Week and got appreciative and amazing comments from my teachers, principal, and others in the community! They said amazing and marvelous things which returned all the energy I invested in my presentations. Their favorite part was when I said, “I am Pakistan, and it is in front of you.”

My city’s news reporter even came with her team to interview me about my country; I was featured in the newspaper! Looking forward for more golden memories…

—Ali (YES, Pakistan), hosted by the Maxwell family (OH)