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By LuAnn Schindler

Exchange student makes return trip to Ewing

"It feels like home"


August 22, 2019

LuAnn Schindler

Husker at heart • Christian Eggeling, who was an exchange student in Ewing during the 1986-87 school year, returned to the Holt County community Aug. 17 to visit his Nebraska family. Gathering for dinner at DW's Pub were (front row): Ben Nordby; (middle row, l-r): Eva Nordby James, Louise Nordby, Christian, Nordby; and (back row, l-r): Eggeling, Elliot Nordby, Kim Nordby, Ed Nordby, Mary Jo Nordby and Ethan Nordby. Several former classmates also visited.

In 1986, Christian Eggeling, of Germany, boarded a plane destined for the United States.

Final destination: Ewing, Nebraska, where he would spend the school year living with the Larry and Louise Nordby family.

Eggeling has made the trip across the pond several times. Most recently, he visited his host family in Ewing, Saturday, Aug. 17, and even after 33 years, the extended family slipped into conversation that became so familiar years ago.

Once an exchange student, always a part of the family.

Eggeling decided to spend a year abroad after viewing a movie about high schools in the U.S.


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