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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
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
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.)
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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