Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

BACK TO SPAIN & FRANCE

Valentine Murdy and Hugo Rodriguez, both 16, have spent the last school year attending the rural high school and living in Banner County. Valentine is from the south of France, while Hugo is from Spain.

Valentine, hailing from the south of France, was taken aback by the vastness and spaciousness of Banner County, a stark contrast to his home. His most significant adjustment was to the culture and the language. Initially, he struggled to string a sentence together, but now he's proud to say he's "pretty good" at English.

The sophomore classes that Valentine took were biology, math and English....