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Continued: Mpls. Roosevelt grad is already giving back

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 10, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Chiri said he was struck by her maturity and diligence. “She took charge of the Key Club and really dove in,” he said. “She was very determined to create a lasting program at Roosevelt, not just pad her résumé. I think she wanted to leave a legacy, and she has.”

Gutama is heading off to St. Olaf in Northfield for college, and hopes to go to medical school.

“I have no doubt she will be a doctor some day,” said Chiri.

“I am a determined person,” said Gutama. “But the public schools here are so good. The teachers always took the time to help me when I needed it. The U.S. was always a dream land to me [in Ethiopia], but now I feel like my dream came true.”

 

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