Blind student hosted by area family, attends Clarksville High School


The MissTennKy Area Team ( has been proud to sponsor Meddo Aili this year as one of its YES full scholarship students and wants to thank those who assisted.

Aili began his school year at The Tennessee School for the Blind in Hermitage, but when the semester changed, he opted for more of a challenge by enrolling at Clarksville High School.

Aili has had two great semesters at both schools. Thanks to the wonderful assistance of the TN School for the Blind, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, his host families and his local AFS liaison, Aili has benefited by being hosted by two families.

He was first with Rick Wolfe and then when the semester changed, he was hosted by Elizabeth and Michael Johnson’s family and became the sixth child in their family.

Aili has had many new experiences beginning with disc golf at the AFS team’s orientation in the fall.

The local AFS team wishes him great success as he continues his education in Egypt.

Each year, more than 2,000 exchange students from over 90 countries come to the U.S. on AFS programs to study in high schools and live with host families.

By hosting an AFS Exchange Student in your home, you will start seeing the world from fresh perspectives.

If you would be interested in hosting an AFS Intercultural Programs’ high school exchange student for the fall, go to and see the many students who still need a loving host. There is one blind student still available. You will be amazed at their talents and interests. Locally, contact Katie Sullivan at or 646-381-3319 or Dr. Barbara Y. Wills at 615-210-1552

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