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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Daniela Alvarez (left) of Ecuador, with one of her hosts, Andriane Uselman of New York Mills. Alvarez will spend a year as a foreign exchange student at New York Mills High School.

Foreign exchange student hopes to extend her stay in the USA

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A little over a month ago, 17-year-old Daniela Alvarez traveled more than 3,000 miles northwest from her home in Ecuador to come to New York Mills. And though for now her plan is to be here for a year, thanks to the foreign exchange program, Alvarez hopes to extend her stay in America through medical school and beyond.


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