Andrea Ortega is usually smiling, but last year after the English 4th year final, she was not. She had barely missed the mark needed to qualify for the exchange program, a dream of hers for many years. Yet, instead of saying "I've had it" with NOE, she stayed involved and is now teaching elementary students at our newest center, NOE Vida West. What a joy to be able to tell her last week that she had been picked for Charlotte 2019 along with three other students
, our first exchange group to another part of the USA!