School year is off to a good start for West Fork exchange students

Manuel Bibi of Spain (left) and Alara Altundal of Turkey are the two exchange students at West Fork High School in Sheffield for the 2019-2020 school year. PHOTO BY DICk FRIDLEY

The 2019-20 school year is off to a good start for West Fork High School exchange students Alara Altundal and Manuel Bibi Altundal, from Turkey, is staying with the Yolanda and Nathan Pralle family during the school year.

Bibi’s host family are Toni and Brandon Lauffer.

The two students arrived in Sheffield during the summer.

Both have especially enjoyed their time spent with their host families.

“I was an only child in my family in Turkey,” Altundal said. “It has been fun to have two younger brothers for my host family. I have had a great time with them and feel like I’ve known them for years.”

Bibi, like Altundal, has two younger siblings in his host family.

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