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Bilingual high school students interview favorite Timbers players

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Odalis Aguilar from Milwaukie High School interviewing Marco Farfan. (KPTV) Odalis Aguilar from Milwaukie High School interviewing Marco Farfan. (KPTV)
Ector Morales from Beaverton High School interviewing Diego Chara. (KPTV) Ector Morales from Beaverton High School interviewing Diego Chara. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A group of local bilingual students got to check a big item off their bucket list Wednesday. They got to sit down and interview their favorite Timbers players.

The two high schoolers were more than ready for the interview.

Seventeen-year-old Odalis Aguilar from Milwaukie High School chose to interview the Timbers youngest player, 18-year-old Marco Farfan.

"I chose him mostly because, you know, he's from Portland,” said Odalis. “He's from here, he's 18, he's Latino."

Sixteen-year-old Ector Morales from Beaverton High School chose to sit down with Diego Chara.

"I wanted to ask him what kind of formed him as a player when he was young,” said Morales.

This is all part of the Timbers Bilingual Reporter Program.

Each year, a few bilingual students are handpicked from Portland schools across the metro area to interview a player of their choice.

They can then ask the soccer stars questions in English or Spanish.

Finally, the students will write up a story in both languages for the Timbers’ website.

"It was easier than a normal interview because she's in high school, so it was like having a normal conversation with someone at my high school so it wasn't too hard,” said Timbers player, Marco Farfan.

The students’ stories should hit the Timbers website late April.

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