While many students spent their summers swimming, camping or sightseeing, two Roseburg High School seniors were volunteering in Africa. Seventeen-year-olds Erika Robinson and Jacob Russo spent three weeks in July teaching English to students at Patandi Primary School in Tanzania. Their adventure began after Robinson found that many of her friends had travel plans for the summer. Struck by the idea, she wanted to do something geared toward volunteer work. She and her father, Brad Robinson, researched organizations and discovered Global Leadership Adventures, a high school Peace Corps, she said. “I personally wanted to go to Africa because the culture …
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