Host families for 2019-20 Ripon High School Rotary Exchange student Alejandra Quevedo from Ecuador, center right, gather at the picnic. Families are, from left, the Mildebrandts: Brian, Sara, Justin and Gretchen; and the Gatzkes: Libby, Leigh and Chris.
Host families for 2019-20 Ripon High School Rotary Exchange student Alejandra Quevedo from Ecuador, center right, gather at the picnic. Families are, from left, the Mildebrandts: Brian, Sara, Justin and Gretchen; and the Gatzkes: Libby, Leigh and Chris.

     Ripon Rotarians welcomed 2019-20 international students to a picnic at Ripon High School.

     Honored guests joining 35 Rotarians, family members and school district officials were two high school students from Ripon and Wautoma, as well as five Ripon College students.

     The evening of food and fellowship Monday evening included students introducing themselves and briefly answering questions about their hobbies, favorite food and decision to study abroad.

     To see a related photo feature, see the Aug. 29, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.