Students From Sweden, England and Mexico Attend
Hans Ottoarvid Oldby ( Hasse) from Lasarettet,
Pitea, Sweden, is sponsored by the Farmingdale
Elizabeth ( Liz) Ann Matthews from Nuneaton, Warwickshire
England, sponsored by the Farmingdale
Jose Enrique Escalante from Chihuahua, Mexico,
sponsored by the Massapequa Rotary Club.
Hasse is sampling Mrs. Oxendine's cooking. She is a Registered
Nurse and on her way to work. Hasse likes everything she cooks
except ** mice'*. Mrs. Oxendine was in peels of laughter until she
found out that this meant corn on the cob in Swedish.. _
One of Hasse's favorite pastimes is cooking on the outdoor grille.
He is getting instruction from Mr. Oxendine.
Carol offers Liz some pears grown at the Agricultural College
at one of her first dinners in America in the Willenbrock's formal
Hasse hopes to follow in his
father's footsteps and become a
doctor. His father is Chief Surgeon
in a hospital in northern
Sweden . He has a brother Michael,
19, who was also a Rotary
Exchange student in Ohio 1966- 67
and a 16 year old sister, Cherstin,
a 12 year old brother Frederick
and an eight year old brother,
Christa. Hasse, who has much
facility with the English language,
having studied it for seven years,
is studying at the Farmingdale
Senior High School biogogy, adv -.
anced, literature of the theatre,
German 4, fusion math, an-thropolgyand
Liz1 hopes to use her lanagu-ages
( French and Spanish) as an
interpreter in government service.
She, is studying Spanish
4; French 4 biology, English,
and chorus. Her father is Robert
James Matthews a company secretary
in the sheet metal
industry. Liz has an older sister,
Rosamund who is 21 and a student:
at the University of Sheffield,
England and a brother who attends
the local grammar school.
Jose', who hopes to become a
lawyer, has an older brother,
Alberto, who was a Rotary Exchange
student in Delray, New
York. Alberto is now at the
University in Monterey. His
father is a public accountant
and handles accounts at large
corporations in the city of Chi-huhua,
a city which is in the
northern part of Mexico, surrounded
by mountains and is at
the same time very modern and
has many old historic and beautiful
cathedrals and buildings.
Jose* Enrique Escalante has four
brothers and sisters. He is
studying advanced Spanish ( the
Guidance Department believed
that it would help his Engligh for
he ha s had only two yea r s of Eng-lish
and speaks very little at this
time but has always English-
Spanish dictionary in his hand
and is able to communicate);
oil painting, English calculus.
Tom McKee, who studied in Mexico, and who happened to have a
Mexican hat on board his boat tries it on Jose* at TOBAY Marina.
Jose brought a complete wardrobe of American clothes here which
his family bought for him in El Paso, Texas.
Although Jose claims not to be musical, he sat right down at the
drum set and played in the Weshs' Music Room.
" We dont have dogwood in England with red berries", Lis tells
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, September 12, 1968
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