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July 2, 2014

Thomasville has visual ties in Rwanda

THOMASVILLE — On Sunday, Mackenzy Martin of Thomasville, who graduated from Brookwood School in 2010, attended church in Kigali, Rwanda, near where she is spending time this summer as a volunteer. At the church service, Martin happened to see a young boy wearing a Brookwood Science Camp T-shirt, and she took his photograph to share with her mom by e-mail.

"We donated various extra shirts last year and the previous two years," said Mackenzy's mother Jenni Martin, a Brookwood teacher. "What are the chances of seeing one on the thousands of children In Rwanda? Small world!"

Jenni Martin said her daughter is "having an incredible experience" in the Republic of Rwanda, located just south of the Equator in central and east Africa.

"Mackenzy is spending two months volunteering at the Star School in Masaka, Rwanda, a very rural village just outside of Kigali,"  she explained.   "It is a life changing experience.  I went for two weeks in the summer of 2011, and want to go back."

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