The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 8, 2012

Shikellamy welcomes foreign exchange student from Brazil


For The Daily Item

— By Mikaela Zimmerman

SUNBURY — Shikellamy High School has welcomed another foreign exchange student, who will study here this year.

Pedro Dantas, from Brazil, seeks to expand in his academics with all of us in the senior class.

He participates in school activities and also plays soccer. Football - as we know it - doesn’t exist in Brazil and he is on a volleyball team back home.

When asked how playing sports here differs from in his home country, Pedro smiled and said “We don’t play [school affiliated] sports in Brazil. We are always studying! If you want to do volleyball (or any sport)… you pay for a club!”

Although his life here is vastly different, his new friends say Pedro will continue to be a great asset here at Shikellamy.

Mikaela Zimmerman is a student journalist for The Daily Item from Shikllemy High School.