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April

Thrival Student Spotlights

Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy
Jonatan Arechiga

Age: 16

Current Grade: 10

What do you miss most about home? The parents, the food, and wifi.

What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? Meeting new people. They’re cool.

Personal Highlight from this week: Learning how to weave and learning about my peers. I had never really talked to Abraham one-on-one until this homestay. It was cool.

Dionna Caldwell

Age: 17

Current Grade: 11

What do you miss most about home? My mom and her food. The wifi. I miss cheer and dance.

What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? Meeting the Oakland kids They’re nice. They’re cool. We made good connections. The elephants, the people. They’re nice.

What are you looking forward to this week: I caught a fish, cut him up, gutted him, fried him, ate him. Our dad got the award for the best far. We were there all day on Thursday, and they caught a lot of fish in the net. Our mom was chopping them up and asked if we wanted to help, so we did. Before we gutted the we had to chop the head off.