The first time I walked into the house, I saw Callen and Gusty playing sports, and they reminded me of when I was a kid with my brothers and sister,” says Coyne, who grew up in Palos Heights, Illi­nois, and will resume her col­lege career at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in the fall. “We were always playing sports and always wanting to have fun. If I didn’t want to be with a host family, I would have lived in an apart­ment.… This is prob­ably the best deci­sion I’ve made thus far.”


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