Molly DiLeonardi is a college student who has recently graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with a degree in International Business & Management and French. Molly luckily landed a prestigious job right out of college, she has signed on to work for the Bank of Montreal in Chicago. She received a sign-on bonus with the bank, which she used to bring her families together for her graduation day.
Last year, as part of her education, Molly went to French-speaking Cameroon, a country in Africa to study their culture and life abroad. While she was there, she forged a close relationship with her host family- The Tchounchui’s. She said that she learned a lot staying with the family and even adopted some of their customs once she returned home. Rose Tchounchui, the matriarch of the family, said that while they have taken in students before, Molly was very special to them. Having the Tchounchui family attend her graduation would be something special for all of them.
With her sign-on bonus from her new job, Molly paid to fly the family in from Cameroon to watch her graduate. Sam Tabar has read that, along with six members from her biological family in Chicago, they all sat together and cheered for Molly as she received her diploma.
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