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G-36 Swear-In Ceremony Pictures
August 20, 2011, 1:35 pm
Filed under: Paraguay, Pictures Post

What’s a rite of passage without pictures? Check out some pictures from G-36’s swear-in ceremony below.

Peace Corps had us make sure our bags were fully packed before picking us up for swear-in. Here is Vicky, perfectly demonstrating the amount of random things we accrued during training and then had to hastily shove into whatever free bags we had.

All of our Peace Corps boys in G-36, pre swear-in

Randi and Shavon with Shavon’s homestay sister, Nati

All of G-36 dressed in our finest, ready for swear-in

What’s a get-together without a jowl picture for old time’s sake?

Our country director, Don Clark, decides to join in on the jowling. Here’s a particularly good snapshot.

Ben and Molly with their homestay family

Veronica with her homestay mother and sister

Chris Kampe, pulling a model look right before swear-in

Our APCD (our sector’s boss), Elisa Echague, kicking off the ceremony

Country Director Don Clark

Home stay family representative, Sam’s mother gets up to give a speech on behalf of the homestay families

Our G-36 picked representative, Vicky Foster, giving a speech. Go Vicky!

The intendente (President) of Guarambaré, the town our swear-in is held, preparing to swear us in as volunteers in Spanish. Afterwards, Don Clark swore us in, in English.

After-party

Me with my homestay family- my mother Juana, my sister Sarah, and my niece Monse

J.A. Salvidar volunteers with their homestay families

Celebrating the good times

Saying good-bye to our homestay families

Ellen Ridley, our Master Trainer

Molly and Ben


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