Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 1, 2009

Andover High grad honored by U.S. Embassy

Kim Marie Ahanda, daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Norma Seifert of Ivy Lane, was presented recently with the Meritorious Award at the Annual Cameroon Embassy Award Ceremony. It is the highest honor given by the U.S. Embassy.

The Meritorious Award was presented to Ahanda, a 1984 honors graduate of Andover High School, for leadership and quality support to Cameroon's Peace Corps training and programming efforts. Her assignment is to supervise all Peace Corps Health Care workers for the country of Cameroon.

For the last 19 years, Ahanda has worked extensively in Africa and Haiti. She is married to Jean Marie Ahanda and teaches art and Cameroon history at the local unveristy.

The couple have two children, Nico and Olivia.

After graduating from Andover High, Ahanda graduated, with high honors, from the University of Vermont in 1988. She and her family presently live in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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