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Post All-Class Reunion: Returning to Kimball from down under

1985 grad, exchange student Steve Mackenzie returns for All-Class Reunion


Steve Mackenzie

After 30 years, more than 10,000 miles and 36 hours, 1985 graduate Steve Mackenzie made it back to Kimball – his second home.

Originally from Rotorua, New Zealand, Mackenzie, a foreign exchange student, now lives with his family in Perth, Australia.

In 1985, Mackenzie stated that life in Kimball disproved the American stereotypes he had believed to be true.

Kimball's All-Class Reunion was a great occasion to revisit the community, his classmates and his host parents, Don and Alice Evertson.

"I was fortunate, reliving those memories. This was my second home even though it was only 12 mont...

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