August 27, 2004: Headlines: COS - Ecuador: Staunton News Leade: Rachel Elizabeth Howard joins Peace Corps, goes to Ecuador

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Rachel Elizabeth Howard joins Peace Corps, goes to Ecuador

Rachel Elizabeth Howard joins Peace Corps, goes to Ecuador

Rachel Elizabeth Howard joins Peace Corps, goes to Ecuador

Howard joins Peace Corps

ARLINGTON -- Rachel Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Claudia and Roy Howard, has been accepted into the Peace Corps. She departed for Ecuador July 5 to train and serve as a public health extension volunteer. A substantial part of her service will include working with and educating rural communities on better health practices such as educating mothers on proper nutrition, educating youth about HIV/AIDS and teaching children good hygiene practices.

A 2000 graduate of Riverheads High School, Staunton, Howard attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2004. Howard had the opportunity to study and volunteer teach in Quito, Ecuador while a student at the college. She has also traveled to the U.S./Mexico border and to Haiti to work on housing projects for the poor.





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