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Rooney returns from Ethiopia


Brian O'Connor/ Wrangell Sentinel

Alice Rooney displays a traditional Ethiopian dress for students in the first grade at Evergreen Elementary school. Rooney recently returned from a volunteer trip to Ethiopia.

Among the questions Alice Rooney faced from Evergreen Elementary first-graders Monday: Do they have slides in Ethiopia?

Rooney recently returned from a roughly three-month volunteer-teaching trip in a suburb of Addis-Abbaba, and shared some of her experiences with the elementary students. Rooney shadowed first grade teacher Arlene Wilson's class prior to leaving for Ethiopia, and then returned to issue a report on the trip to her students.

Wilson's students prepared drawings for the Ethiopian students. Her Ethiopian students in turn prepared drawings for the Wrangell students. Rooney guest...

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