Michee recently completed his sophomore year at Lourdes Academy. He is a hardworking student who participated in baseball, Campus Ministry and the Lourdes Chemistry Club. Last fall he participated in soccer at Lourdes and enjoyed winter soccer at the YMCA.
Michee has been very blessed to become a part of the Hedge family during his recent stay. The Hedges describe Michee as a “bright, typical teenage boy, nice disposition and willing to help”.
When asked about their hosting experience,
SAVANNAH CIELLE IKEWZWE
Savannah is sixteen years old and lives in the capital city of Bujumbura, Africa with her parents, Ignace Mboninyibura, a pharmacist and her mother, Spes Ntakarutimana , an administrative assistant.
Savannah is Catholic, speaks English and currently attends New School where she ranks in the top 11% of her class. She will enter Lourdes Academy as a sophomore for the 2014-2015 academic year. She is excited about the prospect of coming to the United States to learn
Gentle Jess is fifteen years old and attends Buta Minor Seminary Boarding School in Bururi, Burundi. His father, Andre Mbonayo is a technician for a phone company and his mother, Candide Ntuhemuke teaches elementary school.
Gentle Jess is Catholic and speaks English. He works hard at his studies and is currently ranked in the top 3% of his class. He will join the sophomore class at Xavier High School for the 2014-2015 school year.
Host families and friends gathered at the Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay airport on Tuesday, June 10th, to say their goodbyes to the “Burundi Fabulous Four” as they began their long journey back to their homeland in Africa. The bittersweet farewell was filled with tears of joy and sadness but immense excitement as the Burundian students hugged their American host families goodbye and also looked forward to seeing their families in Burundi. The students: Olivier, Michee, Chadia and Lady
Come for this evening of sharing and caring.
Saturday, March 8th
4th annual dinner