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A group of 24 students from Hanus-Seidel Gymnasium in Hoesbach, Germany, poses for a photograph in the classroom of Hudson High School German teacher Mike Knox. The students were accompanied by their teachers Juergn Wagner, standing far left, and Susanne Mahlke, standing second from the right. Hudson High School’s German-language teachers are Mike Knox, second row far left, and Chuck Bublitz, front row right. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Cultural exchange: German students experience life in Hudson

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A group of 24 students from Hoesbach, Germany, and two of their teachers spent the past three weeks in Hudson experiencing American culture and education.


For the teens from Hanus-Seidel Gymnasium (the German name for a college preparatory school), it also was a reunion with Hudson High School students who visited Hoesbach for three weeks last June.

The German students stayed in the homes of their exchange partners, whom they had hosted in their own homes.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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