June 16, 2005: Headlines: COS - Cameroon: Harlingen Valley Morning Star: Jesse Lovegren flew to Philadelphia for a Peace Corps orientation on Tuesday to prepare for his two-year assignment to Cameroon, a country in western, equatorial Africa with a population of 14 million

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Jesse Lovegren flew to Philadelphia for a Peace Corps orientation on Tuesday to prepare for his two-year assignment to Cameroon, a country in western, equatorial Africa with a population of 14 million

Jesse Lovegren flew to Philadelphia for a Peace Corps orientation on Tuesday to prepare for his two-year assignment to Cameroon, a country in western, equatorial Africa with a population of 14 million

Jesse Lovegren flew to Philadelphia for a Peace Corps orientation on Tuesday to prepare for his two-year assignment to Cameroon, a country in western, equatorial Africa with a population of 14 million

San Benito student to travel to Cameroon with Peace Corps

By DANIEL GARCÍA ORDAZ
danielg@valleystar.com
956-430-6279

SAN BENITO ó Perhaps it runs in the family.

Jesse Lovegren, 22, is about to embark on yet another trip overseas. By now his parents, James and Suzanne, are used to receiving e-mail from abroad.

Jesse Lovegren flew to Philadelphia for a Peace Corps orientation on Tuesday to prepare for his two-year assignment to Cameroon, a country in western, equatorial Africa with a population of 14 million.

The familyís three eldest children have each traveled alone overseas, but never for this long.

"Iím fairly comfortable, as much as a parent can be," James Lovegren said. "We havenít heard anything alarming about Cameroon, mostly good stories."

Jesse Lovegren chose to tell his mother about his Peace Corps commitment by asking her for money for a dental visit.

"I asked if he was having problems with his teeth," she said. "He said the Peace Corps wouldnít accept him until he got his tooth filled."

According to the Peace Corps, Cameroon was a former British and French colony. Jesse Lovegren will be teaching science in French.

Suzanne Lovegren said that her great, great grandfather, Jean Marial Lapeyre, of Ascain, France, was quite a linguist and spoke several languages besides French.

"Our daughter, Natalie, was a linguist major at UT," she said. "And Jesse speaks fluent Spanish, some Portuguese and now French."

Jesse Lovegrenís father, James Lovegren, said that an affinity for languages and world travel is not the only bond his children share. All the Lovegren children who have completed high school graduated from the Science Academy in Mercedes.

"Iím not surprised because heís been quite a traveler and adventurer," said James Lovegren about his son, who an Eagle Scout. "Heís been in Shanghai, China, and heís gone to Central America."

Will Jesse Lovegrenís other siblings, August Lovegren, 18, Joseph Lovegren, 16, and Audrey Lovegren, 10, follow in his footsteps? His globetrotting children have paid their own way, James Lovegren said.

Natalie Lovegren, 25, studied in Morocco and visited India while in college. Philip Lovegren, 20, is in Kenya for the summer, planting trees. He and Jesse Lovegren joined a global organization that matches foreign students with domestic jobs.





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