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Brookwood graduate serves in Peace Corps in Uganda

Posted July 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

By LYDA LANIER

Special to the County Line

Volunteering to serve in the Peace Corps was the next step for Chelsea Geier of Ridgeville, a graduate of Brookwood High School and the University of Minnesota.

With a major in political science, fluency in French and a working knowledge of Spanish, she was hoping for an assignment to a French-speaking area.

Twenty-three-years old when she left the United States, Chelsea lived and worked for two years in Uganda, Africa. She was at home in the town of Kumi, population 12,000, where English is the official languages; and Ateso, the local language.

She called this experience eye-opening. “It taught me to appreciate all that I have and the time that I have,”

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