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Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Scholarship program offers funds

Nominations are now being accepted for the EF Global Citizen Awards _ a scholarship program offered by student travel operation EF Educational Tours. Based on student essays, EF will offer scholarships to 12 juniors _ ten from the United States and two from Canada. Each student will receive $1,000 toward their college tuition and a ten-day expenses-paid educational tour of Europe.

The Scholarship program was established to inspire students to think about their evolving roles in our increasingly global community. Applicants, who must be nominated through their schools, are asked to submit an essay describing how a personal travel experience changed them and demonstrated their "global citizen" qualities. In addition to receiving funds for college, scholarship recipients will travel together in July on an expense-paid educational tour including London and Paris. The dual nature of the scholarship award reflects EF's belief in the importance of experimental learning and in the lasting value of global perspective.Each high school in the United States and Canada is invited to nominate one candidate for the awards. Students seeking nomination are asked to contact their school's guidance or career development office for information. Educators may request nomination forms by mail: Global Citizen Program, EF Educational Tours, One Education Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, by e-mail:

Daw enjoying Navy lifestyle

By A. Paul Cage

ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON _ It's a long way from the halls of Keokuk High School in Iowa to the engine rooms of a nuclear aircraft carrier, but for Eric D. Daw, it's been a great trip.

Daw, son-in-law of Guadalupe and Alfonso Villela, Sr., of Pecos, graduated in 1987 and joined the Navy the same year. "I joined the Navy to see the world and to get an education," he said.

A machinist's mate aboard the massive ship, Daw ensures the continuous operation of the engines and other types of machinery. "I deal with the ships nuclear propulsion plant operations," said the 30-year-old petty officer first class.

Carriers have been called America's most flexible tool for diplomacy because of hteir ability to tailor a response for any crisis _ everything from a full air strike, to evacuation of American citizens in a natural disaster, to search and rescue operations. Because the carrier has the ability to respond quickly and arrive ready for action, it is often the first choice to defend America's interests.

Daw, married to the former Sonya Villela, enjoys his job and plans to finish his Navy Career.

"I am going to retire at 20 years and then start my own business," he explained.

Wherever the winds may take him, Daw will have the experience and education to be successful. He'll also have the pride that comes from serving his country in a Navy uniform.

(A. Paul Cage is a journalist assigned to the Navy Public Affairs Center in Norfolk, Va.)

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