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12 students selected for Scotland exchange

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LAURINBURG — The Sister Cities Exchange committee has announced the names of the 12 students who will participate in next year’s 22nd annual exchange between Laurinburg and Oban, Scotland.


The participants, selected from 24 applicants, are:


— Ashley Bailey, a Scotland High School junior and daughter of Jamie and Debra Sutherland


— Blake Bathie, a Scotland High School junior and son of Les Bathie


— Jonathan Bowling, a Scotland High School junior and Son of Dr. Earl and Beverly Bowling


— Will Floyd, a Scotland High School sophomore and son of Bill and Susan Floyd


— Kenslee Hecht, a Scotland Early College High School junior and daughter of Lisa Hecht


— Walter Jackson IV, a Scotland High School sophomore and son of Drs. Walter and Harriet Jackson


— Kristin Lanier, a Scotland High School junior and daughter of Larry and Denise Lanier


— Chandler Laurent, a Scotland High School junior and son of Philippe and DeeDee Laurent


— Madison O’Donnell, a Scotland High School junior and daughter of Dr. Michael and Jennifer O’Donnell


— Stone Phillips, a Scotland High School junior and son of John and Sherrie Phillips


— Eli Raybon, a Marlboro Academy junior and son of Dr. Kelvin and Tina Raybon


— Sallie Wegner, a Scotland High School junior and daughter of Janna Williams


The group will travel with three adult chaperons to Oban on June 4, where they will live two weeks with local families. While in Scotland they will learn firsthand about Scottish culture, history, and hospitality, an experience they will return in kind when their Scottish counterparts travel to Laurinburg in October.


The exchange program is operated entirely by a group of volunteers, and scholarship assistance for the exchange is provided by the Laurinburg Rotary Club and the Jane M. Purcell Memorial Scholarship.

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