By Patrick W.
Grade 4, Tennessee
Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Q. What was the hardest part of
leaving your country?
A. The hardest part was leaving my
family and friends.

Q. What challenges did you face when
coming to America?
A. Some challenges were learning the
language, adapting with the culture,
and facing

Q. What was the first job you had in
A. I worked in the Research lab at
Mayo Clinic.

Q. How has your country changed
since you left?
A. My country is changing every day.
We now can have a free choice of our

Q. Where was the first place in
America that you went?
A. I went to Rochester, Minnesota.

Q. Did you become an American
A. Yes, I became an American citizen.

Q. What was the first American song
you learned?
A. The first song I learned was
`America The Beautiful.`

Q. What do you miss most about your
A. Again, I miss my family and friends
the most.

Q. What is your favorite U.S. dessert?
A. Apple pie is my favorite.

Q. How long did it take you to learn
A. I am still learning.

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