Two students from Central Alberta were awarded prestigious scholarships to complete two-year International Baccalaureate diploma programs.
They were among eight students from across the province to receive the 2014 Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships and will begin their Grade 11 studies this fall in a foreign country.
Charlie Thompson, from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, will attend Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, N.M.
Olds High School student Cheyenne Cranston will attend Red Cross Nordic United World College in Fjaler, Norway.
Valued at $80,000 each to cover tuition and accommodation, the United World Scholarships are the single largest scholarships the Alberta government offers.
Recipients are selected based on academic performance, leadership, volunteerism and citizenship.
The United World College international organization has a network of over 40,000 graduates including Canadian astronaut Julie Payette.