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Students hear inside scoop on life in the U.S. foreign service

Mark Storella and Robert Beecroft told students at Salisbury Central School about their careers in foreign service on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

LAKEVILLE — Two American diplomats came to Salisbury Central School on Thursday, March 2, to speak with sixth- and seventh-grade students about their experiences representing the United States in places like Cambodia and Burkina Faso.

Mark Storella is currently a deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Populations, Refugees and Migrants. Robert Beecroft is a semi-retired Foreign Service Officer with 35 years’ service.

The pair spoke earlier in the day at The Hotchkiss School. (Beecroft graduated from the school in 1958.)

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