Oneonta’s affiliation with American Field Service eventually gave way to the oversight of the Oneonta Rotary Club for what is known today as the Student Exchange Program. Currently four international exchange students attend OHS while four OHS students study abroad. Rotary members interview potential candidates, secure host families, counselors and complete all necessary paperwork for the success of the program.
This weekend: Living it up at the Hotel Oneonta, but not where you think it is.
Oneonta City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at email@example.com. His website is www.oneontahistorian.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/marksimonson.