Westerville North’s Rex Lundstrom Embracing the Japanese Experience


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Eighteen year old Westerville North High School graduate Rex Lundstrom is spending a “gap year” in Japan, thanks to the generosity of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.  In his first newsletter, which is posted at http://rye6690.com/rex/ , Lundstrom shares thoughts about his school, his host family, sights he is seeing, and exotic food he has tasted.  He refers to his time in Japan as “the opportunity of a lifetime.” 

Calling Japan “beyond incredible,” Lundstrom said he is studying Japanese every day and is making progress with the language.  “I would be lost if it wasn’t for the Westerville Schools program that allowed me to take college Japanese classes and gain such a solid foundation of language skills,” he writes.  “This whole experience has made me even more grateful to have been raised in the selfless community that is Westerville!  I will continue to try and be the best exchange student I can be.”