Two stars from the East pay a visit

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 13:54 PM.

She is unsure about learning to drive. “I don’t know about cars,” she said.

Tansy hopes to attend college in business studies.

Both girls live in Hingham, Mass. with a host family, Sandy and John Kozlowsky and their 13-year-old daughter Sophia. John Kozlowsky is the nephew of Elaine and Hank.

 “I received an email asking if we would be willing to house an international student and it was really close to the start of the school year,” Sandy Kozlowsky said. “We said here are some kids that really need a place to stay.”

Sandy said she and John also hoped the arrangement would allow Sophia, an only child, to experience having sisters.

After just a few exchanges via Skype, a service that allows users to communicate by voice using a microphone, and video by using a webcam, Jada and Tansy arrived in Massachusetts. For both girls, it was their first visit to the US .

Sandy, herself an educator, said she admired the girls’ pluck. “What I find commendable is young ladies leaving their families while still children and moving in with a new family after Skyping only a few times,” she said.

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