Two Wilton natives, 21-year-old Elise Vocke and 20-year-old Máiréad Deacy, are studying abroad this semester. Both graduated from Wilton High School in 2015.

Vocke is a University of Michigan student studying in London, England, and Deacy is a University of Connecticut student studying in Dublin, Ireland.

Deacy recently flew to visit Vocke in London for a weekend, during which the two reminisced about growing up in Wilton and talked about how blessed they were to have been raised here.

While walking in London, they stumbled upon another reminder of home — a street named Wilton Place — and Vocke made a vow to go there whenever she feels homesick.