Latvian student enjoying Cheney 'variety'

CHENEY – A Latvian girl spending the year as an exchange student here says she likes the variety Cheney High School has to offer

Paula Upeniece, an 18-year-old senior from Keipene, Latvia, is being hosted by Thomas and Carol Jean Thosath of Cheney.

Upeniece said Cheney High School has choices.

"Here, I can take financial algebra or regular algebra, or geometry," she said. "I really like that."

Her hometown of Keipene is a small town of 400 people between Lithuania and Estonia. And her small school only offers basic classes.

While an exchange student, Upeniece is attending online classes in her...


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