All three Rotary clubs in Benton County are excited to welcome our visiting inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Tuuli Vidgren from Finland.  The Fowler Rotary Club, Boswell Rotary Club and Otterbein Rotary Club will be hosting Tuuli over the next year, right here in Benton County.  Host families have already been selected by each club.  Tuuli will be in her Junior year attending Benton Central High School.  

This is the first joint effort between all three Rotary clubs in the county to host an inbound Rotary youth exchange student.  However, they have hosted inbound students as individual clubs in the past.  The Rotary Assistant Governor Coordinator for District 6540, Steve Sorenson from Fowler, said that all three clubs in the county have been working on this possibility for the past year.  It is great to see our joint efforts coming together to host this fine student.  We are excited to share information with our guest student about our fine communities and our lifestyles, right here in Benton County.

The Rotary Youth Exchange program not only works with inbound students from other countries around the world, but also offers the opportunity for local students to participate in the outbound youth exchange program.  This is where local high school students have the opportunity to study abroad in another country for one year.   The Rotary Youth Exchange program is known as one of the very best around the world.  If you have an interest in this possibility, please contact any Rotarian from any of the three clubs in Benton County.