Fifteen-year-old cultural exchange student Sophia Mersch, center, stands with her host parents, Doris and Terry Lindeman, while on vacation.
DELPHOS — When 15-year-old German student Sophia Mersch arrived at the home of her host parents, Doris and Terry Lindeman, she was pleased with how quiet it was around the house.
“It’s not so loud in the evenings. I have four sisters at home, so it’s really quiet here,” she said.
The Lindemans have three grown children: Jennifer, Eric and Ryan, ages 32, 30 and 26, respectively.
Mersch made the decision to participate in the cultural exchange program between Delphos and its sister city of Verl, Germany, after hearing about America from friends and family.
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