A new exchange student will bring her Scandinavian heritage along for a whirlwind year at Westhampton Beach High School.
The Westhampton Rotary met their newest exchange student, Signe, who hails from Denmark, at their most recent weekly lunch meeting at Jonesey's on Montauk Highway.
Signe, 16, comes from the small southeastern Danish village, Jelling, which is not much larger than Westhampton Beach in terms of population, Rotary members said in a release.
Her hometown is know for the annual Jelling Music Festival, the third largest of its kind in Denmark.
Like most teens, Signe enjoys dancing. She's also an ardent student and hopes to improve upon her English, which she already speaks well. At home, Signe is a Scout patrol leader for her local troop.
For years, the Westhampton Rotary has brought exchange students to the community through Rotary International, with an eye toward promoting international relations and peace. Students live with a host family and are sponsored by the local Rotary chapter, which pays for most costs, save airfare and incidentals.