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Being here a ‘royal’ experience for Etsuko Abe

by T.L. Huffman

[1]by T.L. Huffman

This July, when 17-year-old Etsuko Abe arrived at the home of Gallatin residents Robert and Cathy Owens, she was shy, a little withdrawn, and not exactly confident of her new role as an American high school student. Now on her bedroom dresser a photo album is opened, proudly displaying the picture of herself in a crown as Homecoming Royalty.

“I felt like a princess,”

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