Issaquah High School hosts Norwegian student

October 23, 2012

By Sophie Mittelstaedt

Sophie Mittelstaedt Issaquah High School

Vetle Oscar Grønsleth Solheim Issaquah High School

Issaquah High School is host to a new student who has come all the way from Gullhaug, Norway.

Sophomore Vetle Oscar Grønsleth Solheim came nearly 5,000 miles to study and learn in Issaquah for the year. One would think that it is a difficult transition, but Solheim didn’t have much trouble.

“My first couple of days in Washington weren’t too hard,” Solheim said. “I know the language all right, and people are so kind, so it wasn’t a problem to make friends.”

So far, Solheim has thoroughly enjoyed his stay in Issaquah, and feels lucky to have experienced the last hints of summer.

“The weather has been really nice, so I don’t know about all the rain that everyone has been talking about! The weather in Norway is cold and rainy,” he said.

He already feels at home among his peers, who have gone out of their way to make sure he feels welcome. He is very enthusiastic about spending the year here.

“It is mostly just family and friends that makes me miss Norway,” he said. “It’s going to be a good year!”

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