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18 ATCHISON GLOBE »djut»ntgener-$1, Division, have the on will will the EVEREST HK5IDENTS are conducting a campaign for funds to send John M, Njoroge, student it Everest KIgr, school from Kenya, British East Africa, to college after his graduation, He is with Everest Coach herald Swope, right. --Photo --Photo --Photo by Leo Trant, Everest. At Everest of be to V •' ':-■ ':-■ ':-■ •-•'* •-•'* •-•'* '. j \ .... 1 Scholarship Drive For Kenya Youth MUS. MARY McCUNE recently joined the nursing staff of the Atchison County Home Tor the Aged. She graduated from the Dodge City college, school of nursing as a license!! practical practical nurse last summer. Shewas educated in the Atchison public schools andhas attended Kansas State college, Manhattan, and the University of California at Berkeley. For 12 years shewas an elementary teacher In the Brown and Etaniphancounty public public schools. Mrs. McCune Is making her home at 1125 1/2 A campaign is under way at Everest to provide funds for a scholarship to help send John M. Njoroge of Kenya British East Africa, now a student at Everest High school, to college, according to Charles Oberzaii, school.prlnclpal. Njoroge presently is a senior at the school and wishes to continue continue his education after receiving receiving his high school diploma, Oberzan said. Several Everest residents and school officials are working on the project. Oneorganlzatian helping Is the Everest High sthool Letiermen's club sponsored sponsored by Coach Gerald Swope. The club Is receiving donations donations to the fund with one of the donors to receive a cedar chest made by the club members. Donations asked are SO cents euch, Oberzan said. The cedar chest will be awarded at the last home basketball game of the season, on Feb. 22, to the winner to be from names of those donating. Njoroge came to Everest as a foreign student three years ago and makes his home with the Kenneth Jensen family. Through their generosity and that of other Everest residents he has been able to continue his high school education. He has three brothers and three sisters who live near Nairobi, capital of Kenya. He attended missionary schools In the primary and intermediate grades and Is a member of the Angellcan church of England. The African youth states Kenya Is a colony under the British, and it hopes to achieve independence this year orearly in 1964. He said it Is among the so-called so-called so-called undeveloped countries countries and is confronted with a great number of problems. He plans to attend school here as long as he can aad then hopes to return to his native' country to serve the people.

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  1. The Atchison Daily Globe,
  2. 06 Feb 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 18

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