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Annual Lyon County Extension meeting highlights yearly activity, exchange student presentation

The Lyon County Extension Council held their annual meeting Wednesday night.

In attendance were a group of local elected officials, including Sen. Jeff Longbine and Rep. Don Hill.

Hill says he likes getting out and about in his district.

During the meeting, certificates were handed out to 7 retiring Extension Council members, and the 2014 Extension Executive Board was elected. PDC meetings were also held.

The biggest highlight of the meeting was a presentation from Brianna Zweimiller, about living in Finland for four weeks. Zweimiller talked about the culture shock she experienced as she lived with a host family in a smaller city in Finland. She says her presentation went well.

Zweimiller says her host family in Finland was very welcoming, making her feel like, well, part of the family. She was able to take the trip through the Kansas 4-H, and the International Youth 4-H Exchange Program. The program is meant for students aged 14 to 18 to participate in an exchange program abroad, for 4 to 8 weeks.

Zweimiller is a freshman at K-State. She says the travel bug has bit her, and she'll be taking more trips overseas in the future.

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