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There have been a lot of adjustments for the 2006 HHS alumnus in her first year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa like washing her clothes by hand outside her home. While she admits to some culture shock, she is enthusiastic about her community and has already brought a successful water retention program there. (Submitted photo)

Hudson High School graduate is making a difference in Africa

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Sounding like she could have been talking from across town, Jacci Zappa spoke with her mother and this reporter last week from Tanzania where she is working as a Peace Corps member.


Zappa, a 2006 Hudson High School graduate, has a degree in fisheries and wildlife but decided to make the two-year commitment to the Peace Corps to make a difference if she could. Just halfway through her assignment, it appears she already has.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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