Education: Destination: Skagit Valley

Legson Kayira is a Tumbuka tribesman from Nyasaland who is in love—with Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash. The junior college, which has 650 students, mainly local, first learned of Kayira's devotion last February when he sent a scholarship application from Kampala, Uganda. The school heard from him again this fall, when he sent a letter that began: "In October of the year of our Lord 1958, I began a journey—a long and difficult journey—a journey to glory or death." The letter went on to paint a picture of a youngster so hungry...

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