Posted by Bob Spencer on Jul 09, 2019
Shortly after Sunrise on Tuesday, July 9, Hyungeun Cho said goodbye to La Crescent and his host Families, and boarded his 6am flight that would connect him to Chicago, and on to a 15 hour flight back to Seoul, South Korea.
Hyungeun spent his last month in the US mostly traveling.  He went with other students from around the district to the west coast, visiting LA, Vegas, Grand Canyon, San Diego and San Francisco.  Upon returning, he spent the week up north with the Spencer Family, fishing and relaxing.  Sunday evening before leaving, Brit and Chris Welnetz hosted a small goodbye celebration for Hyungeun.  
Hyungen came to us a quiet, shy 15 year old.  He left us a Happy, Confident, 3 inch taller 16 year old.  He will be missed by all who knew him, and we hope he will come back to visit some day.
A big thank you this year to the Host Families: Steve & Monica Holman, Chris & Brit Welntez and  Jim & Cindy Gross.  An extra special thanks goes out to Kathy Vongroven, for her continuous support and councilor for Hyungeun.