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Parkland grad serving with Peace Corps in South America

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MARTHA MACHADO Special to The Press in Local News

Mario Machado, a 2007 Parkland High School graduate, is serving as an agricultural extension volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America.

Living in the remote rural community of Guido Almada, he is conducting development work in agriculture and on household livelihoods.

Machado is also assisting and teaching chemistry, physics, English and basic information technology education through the local farmers' cooperative, as well as building beehives and starting a community organic garden.

He wants to expand his work going into his second year of service.