Foreign exchange

Gerti Wall poses with Paraguay’s flag during her senior portrait session.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Gerti Wall completed high school and landed in Paraguay the very same day. On Friday, Jan. 13, the Dyersville resident graduated from Iowa Virtual Academy and began life as a foreign exchange student, an adventure she had been eager to start.

With the goal of second-language fluency, her time in the small, landlocked South American country will be an immersion experience.

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