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Brooke Donohoe attended a Germany v. Netherlands Euro Cup public viewing with other exchange students in Germany.

'I would rather be speaking German'

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Brooke Donohoe graduated from Somerset High School via Skype. She watched the ceremony through a live stream and when it was her turn to graduate, the principal explained where she was and everyone turned and looked at the camera.


Donohoe, 18, was in Germany, finishing up a nearly yearlong exchange program that she said has changed her outlook on life.

Donohoe said her journey to Germany started when her grandmother began teaching her German.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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