The U.S. Department of State has awarded Grace Day, 15, of Yukon, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad scholarship. Day will live with a host family and attend a South African high school. The program was authorized by Congress after Sept. 11, 2001, to increase dialogue and understanding between the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. “I wanted to be a part of the program because it breaks down cultural stereotypes and aims to show us how to understand people who are different than us,” Day said. For information on how to apply for the 2014-15 academic year, visit yesprograms.org/yesabroad.
Zachary Alexander Channel, 16, of Edmond, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was a memorial bench in memory of Janis Downing, Guthrie Junior High School librarian. Channel is a member of Troop 850 at First United Methodist Church in Guthrie and has held several Boy Scout leadership positions. The son of Jeff Channel and Laura and Jack Willoughby, he attends Edmond Memorial High School and LifeChurch.
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