On Jan. 29, 1985, Oresta and Ihor P of Ukraine became proud parents of a beautiful baby girl named Irene. She also has an older brother named Yaroslav, a few fish and a parrot. She is one of our exchange students this year and is living with Mary and Kurt H while visiting Rock Rapids. One of the reasons she decided to leave her home country and family for awhile was to learn more about our culture and country. Her future plans include entering a university and in 10 years she sees herself acting in plays. The most memorable high school moment for Irene was the first day of school. Her advice to the underclassmen is "just be yourself." Another comment she would like to add is "I like Central Lyon High School and I enjoy staying with the Huismans."