Texas teen found a new family in Africa that he hopes he can visit again

When Shawn Aaron McAnalley Jr. isn't focused on math or chemistry, he is helping others. Last summer he spent a month in Kenya helping improve the computer network at a school for deaf orphans.
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When Shawn Aaron McAnalley Jr. isn't focused on math or chemistry, he is helping others. Last summer he spent a month in Kenya helping improve the computer network at a school for deaf orphans.

Diane Smith, a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 1997. Smith, who has covered municipal government, immigration and education, has won multiple awards for reporting, most recently as part of a Star-Telegram team recognized by the Headliners Foundation of Texas for coverage of child abuse and Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail area.