Posted by Priscilla Thain on Jun 01, 2019
Daniel Ledin, former exchange student to Denmark, and his sister Emily, the club’s 201920 outbound student to Sweden.
 
Club members enjoyed a visit on May 20 from Emily and Daniel Ledin. Emily gave a presentation of her life in the U.S. for Rotarians in Sweden. Emily has many interests including the environment and politics. She participates in a mock government class at Middleton High School, where she is a sophomore. She wants to be a political scientist. A Girl Scout since kindergarten, Emily recently earned a high Girl Scout award, after serving 142 hours at a homeless shelter. Emily says she loves to do community service and has been involved in Camp Chosen in Minnesota. The camp was originally for Korean adoptees, but now is open to adoptees from other countries. At the camp, they have fun playing games like capture the flag and do team building.
 
Emily has three brothers and one sister, all adoptees from South Korea. Three siblings have gone on exchanges, including to Brazil and Denmark and two were yo-yos. They have a family tradition of dyeing Easter eggs and have dinners with Korean friends. Emily plans to add more about the Middleton area for her presentations in Sweden.

Daniel has finished his first year at UWMadison, majoring in Political Science, and he has an internship at the state Capitol.

Our best wishes to Daniel and Emily as they go off to great adventures.