The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Exchange Student Now A 'Mountain Girl' - Brevard NC


Laura Hess

The seniors at Rosman and Brevard high schools will not be the only students marking a milestone this weekend as they graduate. Sixteen-year-old Laura Hess of Cologne, Germany also will mark a milestone as she completes her year in the United States as a foreign exchange student.

Hess, who has stayed with Pauline and John Romans on Babb Road south of Rosman, has spent an enjoyable year at Rosman High School, experiencing many things for the first time in her life. One was adjusting to nighttime in the mountains.

"It was so weird because it was too quiet to sleep," she said, explaining t...

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