Feeling sorry for the RHS students and staff who are trapped in Germany due to the freaky cloud of volcanic ash. Everyone is fine, and their host families are graciously allowing them to stay longer, but I'm sure it's nerve-wracking to be there with no idea of how long it's going to last or how they're going to eventually get home. We've received reports that everyone is OK and they are just hanging out and keeping busy with day trips and US-vs.-Germany soccer games as they monitor reports on the airspace and when flights will be allowed to leave.
The staff who are accompanying the kids are doing a great job of keeping everyone calm and upbeat. I'm sure it is hard for them to be away from their families longer than anticipated.
What a crazy thing...it will definitely be a great story they can all tell their grandchildren some day!
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