Kathy and Rick Steckel of Crawford are proud of their daughter's progress on becoming a foreign exchange student to Sweden. Along with being awarded three scholarships/grants, Anna Steckel has worked odd jobs this past year and, with the help of her family, built over 200 blue bird nest boxes and bat houses.
She has 30 of these left to sell.
Her tuition is now paid and she is working on earning spending money for her incidentals, in-country travel and any extra classes she may want to take such as dance.
Anna will be living with a family in the town of Vannasby, near Umea, Sweden, just 50 miles from the Arctic Circle. She will have to buy winter gear there as she is limited to 40 pounds of luggage upon departure.
Anna continues to work on her Swedish as she prepares to leave this month. She will fly from Denver to New York where she will attend an overnight orientation with 80 other students traveling abroad with AFS. The following day she will depart for Stockholm, Sweden, via Berlin.
Anyone wanting to help Anna out with her last bit of money can send a donation to Anna Steckel, P.O. Box 9, Crawford, CO 81415 or purchase a bird or bat house at: Back Country Goods in Hotchkiss, Paonia Farm & Home Supply, Crawford Country Bank, Rudi's Pizza in Cedaredge or by calling Anna at 921-6160.
"A big thanks goes out to everyone who has helped her realize this dream," Kathy Steckel said.blog comments powered by Disqus