MARCH 4, 2010

Sean Perkins and Jonathan Miles (l to r) were among local students who competed in this year’s U.N. Pilgrimage for Youth contest. Miles won the competition. Perkins is the alternate.

Local students win U.N. competition

   Four area high school students competed Feb. 21 for the annual U.N. Pilgrimage for Youth program sponsored by the local Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges. Only two out of five local schools had representation at the competition.

   Those students who did complete were from Orofino and Weippe. The winner was Jonathan Miles, a home-schooled student from Weippe. Sean Perkins from Orofino High School was selected as the alternate. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs would like to thank all of the students who competed for this program.

   This program provides a two-week all expenses paid educational experience for sophomores and juniors to visit and learn about many east coast historical sites and the United Nations. The money needed to send the students is raised by selling raffle tickets with many great prizes to be won.