During the month of February, Rotary International focuses on World Understanding.
Helping the Louisiana Club understand a bit more about his native country is this year’s youth exchange student Gaywen Muliloto-Tokava of Lyon France.
Gaywen made is presentation to the Louisiana club during the regular weekly luncheon on February 6. He shared details of his family life, home city and country and some of his experiences as an exchange student.
Since arriving in Louisiana, Gaywen enrolled as a junior at LHS. His first host family was John and Karen Stoeckley. Since the first of the year, he has now adopted the Deacon family.
At LHS, Gaywen is active in Interact, the Rotary youth organization, baseball and participated in Quiz Bowl.
Admittedly, he misses friends and family in France, but is enjoying the opportunity provided by Rotary and the exchange program.
Rotary sponsors both in-bound and out-bound students. Anyone who would like information with regard to the outbound program for high school age students can visit the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org or any local rotarian. Member contact information for the Louisiana Club is www.rotarylouisianamo.org.