“Kjare, Duncan,” the teenage photojournalist from Norway began.
Monika’s letter to Duncan Adams, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, included a small language lesson.
She had underlined a few English words in colored pencil to match the text of a second letter, the Norwegian translation.
Duncan requested all of his pen pals to write one letter in English, and then translate the same text into their native tongues.
Another pen pal, a teenage girl from Finland, obliged Duncan’s request. Sort of.