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Harding Charter Preparatory High School class of 62 honors classmate

Nora Muller
Nora Muller

The Harding High School class of 1962 has collected $5,000 to honor classmate Nora Muller, an American Field Service exchange student from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Nora Muller scholarship will be awarded to a Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior at graduation in May.

Muller, who recently died, made Oklahoma City friendships that lasted throughout her life as she traveled to Oklahoma to attend class reunions and visit with her host family, the W.H. Craven family.

“Ms. Muller called her host parents Mother and Daddy, and remained close to her Oklahoma family until her death,” said Nan Craven Sweetman, one of the host family’s siblings.

After finishing the 1961-62 school year, Muller took a monthlong bus tour with other exchange students across the United States. Her favorite cities were Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

After Muller returned to Argentina, her parents, sister and many family members visited the United States and the Craven Family, as did Muller, her husband, Jose Alberto Polastri, and their daughters.

Upon returning to Argentina, she majored in English and education in college. Later, she taught English and also owned a private English language school.

Over the years, several of Muller’s friends from Harding visited Muller and her family in Argentina.