International Students Come to ALHS- Helena Edstrom


Helena Edstrom, a 17 year old junior from Sweden is also attending ALHS this year. She let her organization know she wanted to come to America so they placed here in Minnesota. Edstrom chose America because she wanted to try something new. She was expecting for high school to be more like what she sees in American movies. If she were to have chosen a different country, she would have picked Kenya because there is a Swedish school there, and so she could go on a safari.
“I thought it would be all forests here but it’s all corn fields,” said Edstrom.
The most difficult thing she has faces this year is fitting into a new friend group. “Since everyone has already established their groups it can be difficult to fit into one.” said Edstrom. She is excited to go to prom this year and show her school spirit!