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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Student From China Gets New School, 'Family' In Kimball

 

December 19, 2019

For The Observer

Foreign exchange student Carina Chen of China is living in Kimball with Dawn Hickman and Robert Hinton and their seven-year-old son, Noah.

Carina Chen, from Shanghai, China, is one of the five foreign exchange students at Kimball High School. Placed through the STS Foundation which has a goal to provide educational exchanges for young people wishing to visit the United States.

Chen was placed with Dawn Hickman and Robert Hinton and their seven-year-old son, Noah.

"They are just like family," Chen said with a smile aimed at Dawn.

She traveled more than 6,600 miles to get to Kimball in August and has gone from living in a city of 24 million to a town of 2,500. In fact, the high school she attended in Shanghai has more students...



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