Making an impact: the Wright way

Western Nebraska native works with Peace Corps in Zambia


For The Sun-Telegraph

Native Nebraskan, Emily Wright documents her travels and experiences with the Peace Corps on her blog Lighting GreyStreet.

It's a long way from the Nebraska Panhandle to the South African village of Kalaba, Zambia – almost 9,000 miles to be exact.

About a year ago, Bridgeport native Emily Wright left her family, friends and the familiarity and luxuries of the United States to join the Peace Corps as a Community Health Improvement Project volunteer for two years.

Wright, the daughter of Kent and Bobbi Wright of Bridgeport has several family members residing in Sidney, including: aunt and uncle Terri and Randy Faessler, her grandmother Betty Wright and several cousins.

Wright, a 2010 graduate of Bridgeport High...

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