School principal/teacher from Kenya tours WDC Schools
As Thomas Boke walked around Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School, he kindly greeted students with a smile and wave.
Boke, 43, is a principal and teacher at an all-boys school in Kenya. He is visiting Wadena for a week where he is being hosted by St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Diocese of St. Cloud. He is staying with Lorie and Jim Baron of Wadena.
"What a nice school. Very nice," said Boke, who took several pictures with his camera as WDC Principal Tyler Church gave Boke a tour. Church spent time with Boke explaining how our school system works here in Minnesota. Boke had many questions about many school-related issues, from discipline to class offerings.
In Kenya, for example, families pay a tuition for school, so he was surprised to hear how any students are welcome to attend WDC and that schooling is paid for through taxes.
WDC Bookkeeper Joyce Boyne coordinated the school tour today for Boke. She is a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Boke will tour WDC Elementary School on Thursday of this week.
Tonight (April 15), St. Ann's Catholic Church is hosting a reception for Boke and Mary, another delegate from Kenya, at 7 p.m. at the parish center.