Rotary youth exchange student Beatrice Cutrona of Collegno, Italy attended her last Rotary meeting Thursday. She is heading to California for a little sightseeing vacation before going home.

“It has been awesome,” Bea said, “Rotary, my school friends….I want to thank you everybody – it’s been a pleasure.”

Rotary president Grant McNeal had a few words to say to Bea, “You have been one of the best exchange students we’ve ever had. We wish you the best of luck,” McNeal continued saying, “We’ll have great memories of you and hopefully you’ll have a few of us…”

Bea will return briefly to Cushing for a final goodbye later in the month before returning to her “old life” in Italy.