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Sen. Hatch nominates locals for military academies

Washington Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, has announced the following Summit and Wasatch county nominations for military academies in the United States Armed Forces. Hatch nominated Casey water of Park City for the Air Force Academy and Ronald Edwards of Midway for West Point.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding performance in academics, leadership, physical fitness, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Selection criteria include interviews, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, grades, school records, evaluations by teachers and counselors and participation in extracurricular and athletic activities and leadership skills.

Applicants must be Utah residents at least 17 years old, but not past their 23rd birthday as of July 1, 2007. They must also be single with no children or legal dependents.

For more information, visit or contact Hatch’s military academy liaison, Linda Gibbons, at (801) 524-4380.

Speaker to address UVSC Retired U.S. Army Interrogation Instructor Army Brigadier General David Irvine will address Utah Valley State College’s Center for the Study of Ethics on the topic, "Tortured Times for American Values." at the center’s monthly forum Feb. 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. in UVSC’s faculty seminar room, LC 243. A former instructor of prisoner of war interrogation and military law for the Sixth U.S. Army Intelligence School, Irvine taught soldiers interrogation techniques and law for 18 years. Irvine has spoken against unlawful torture, including the sending of prisoners to countries where interrogation is legal. Irvine will follow his speech with an open dialogue with forum attendees. The Center for the Study of Ethics addresses ethical issues in such diverse fields as nursing, computer engineering, computer science, biology and business. Center forums are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Scholarships for Soaring Wings Montessori School

Park City, Soaring Wings Montessori Education Foundation (SWEF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for children ages 18 months to 10 years old for the ’07/’08 school year. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

Applications are available at the Soaring Wings Montessori School office, room 307, on the third floor of the Park City Library building, 1255 Park Avenue. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2007. For more information, visit ., or call Jill, SWEF president, at 658-1697.

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