mostlycloudy
Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 2:57PM

Riverside cadets receive China 'study abroad' scholarships

By AccessWDUN staff

Riverside Military Academy juniors Jonah Esworthy and Mark Miller have been selected by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth to study abroad in China this summer.

The NSLI-Y is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students, according to a news release from the school. It's part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world with the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. 

Esworthy and Miller will study abroad for 6-8 weeks while living with host families and attending language classes. The program is designed to increase students’ Chinese language proficiency through intensive in-class language instruction, cultural presentations and activities, service activities with community-focused organizations, and host family stays.

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Riverside Military Academy, scholarships
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Piedmont College to hold graduation ceremonies on May 6 in Demorest
Piedmont College will mark Spring Commencement Week at the Athens and Demorest campuses May 3–6, 2017, with events and ceremonies for 404 new graduates.
6:31PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Brenau University announces speaker for 139th commencement ceremonies
Kirsten Winquist, a Voice of Margaritaville on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, is the speaker for Brenau University's undergraduate and graduate 2017 commencement ceremonies.
6:27PM ( 15 minutes ago )
FBI agent shot and wounded in Atlanta, incident may be related to Banks County shooting
Authorities say an FBI agent has been shot and injured in Atlanta.
6:10PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Local/State News
LISTEN: Riverside Military Academy cadets to study abroad in China this summer
Cadets Jonah Esworthy and Mark Miller from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, have been selected by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth to travel to China where they will stay and learn over the summer in a Study Abroad program.
By Afternoon News Wrap
6:30PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Riverside cadets to participate in pre-race activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway
The Riverside Military Academy Color Guard and Drill Team has once again been selected to present the Colors, flag folding ceremonies, and drill performances on the Folds of Honor fan stage at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
By AccessWDUN staff
8:30AM ( 1 month ago )
State high school robotics competition coming to Gainesville
Frequently described as an event that is part science fair, part sporting event, and part rock concert, the FIRST Robotics Competition is rolling into Gainesville March this weekend.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:22PM ( 1 month ago )
Riverside brings home top award from Atlanta Veterans Day parade
The Riverside Military Academy Corps of Cadets was invited to march in the 35th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade recently - and brought home the school's seventh consecutive President’s Trophy for most outstanding entry.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:00PM ( 5 months ago )
Wounded Riverside Military graduate to receive Quilt of Valor
Specialist Robert Healy, who is currently at Walter Reed Military Medical Center recovering from a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, will be presented with a personalized, hand-stitched Quilt of Valor.
3:11PM ( 5 months ago )