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Getting to know visitor from Finland


October 24, 2019

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KayLee Schmidt (right) had a chance to talk with Lina Kortejarvi (left) an eighth grader from Askola, Finland. She and others visited Pomeroy recently taking in the sites around the area.

POMEROY– Thanks to Muriel Bott, I recently met with some travelers from Finland and spoke with a thirteen-year old girl named Lina Kortejarvi. In our discussion, I learned she was from a village called Askola. I was able to ask her some questions about what it is like to be traveling around the world as a teenager.

Lina isn't a whole lot different than me and my friends. Her favorite food is pizza. She plays soccer and likes spending time with her friends. She has two brothers who she said were total pains, but she loves them.

Her favorite part of her trip so far was a boat ride the group took up the Snake River. The main difference Lina noticed was that our landscape is flatter than Finland's. Over there, it's pretty flat with a lot of trees unlike here where we have hills and mountains. Other than that, our lives are very similar.

It was a great opportunity to speak to someone from another part of the world and grateful that Mrs. Bott had me in mind when she heard they were coming.

I hope everyone had a great week.


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