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Belgian teen learns about America at La Conner High School

Includes Weekly News job shadowing

A La Conner High School exchange student considering a career in filmmaking is becoming something of a celebrity himself.

While Aurelien Ali learns more about the local area since his arrival from Belgium last summer, teens in La Conner and around Skagit County are well acquainted with him.

“My friends here tell me they’re always asked: ‘Do you know Aurelien from Belgium,’” Ali, 18 and a member of the senior class, told the Weekly News.

“I don’t know them, but everyone knows about me.”

Perhaps it’s because of Ali’s engaging personality and willingness to leap into life here – best exempl...


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