HHS students experience Germany
Visiting Germany and seeing a different culture and lifestyle was an experience shared by 20 exchange students from Hartselle High School June 3-16.
Junior Madeline Sittason, one of the exchange students, was hosted by the Masendorf family and was escorted by her exchange partner, Lina, 16. Other family members were the father, a university professor, the mother, an engineer, and a son, Lucas, 18.
“They’re a close-knit family that puts a high priority on spending time together,” Sittason said. “Meals are prepared in the home and eaten together for the most part. They were very hospitable and fun to be around.”
“Food is somewhat different to what we’re used to,” she added. “They eat a lot of sausage. Two of the homecooked meals I enjoyed the most were grilled chicken and tomatoes and a fried pork chop served with stewed potatoes.”
To satisfy their American appetites, the students got together and ate out at a pizza place five times during their visit,” Sittason said.
One of the highlights of the visit was the opportunity to attend high school where exchange partners are enrolled.