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August 5, 2015 by  
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Donntice Dove with her mother, Darlene.

On a journey to South Korea, a young Las Vegas woman seeks to build cultural bridges.

Clark County high school student Donntice Dove has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarship for 2015-16.

Donntice will study Korean in South Korea for a year. She is one of only 620 competitively selected students from across the United States receiving scholarships to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian or Turkish overseas this year.

While in South Korea, Dove will receive formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment.

The NSLI-Y program seeks to increase the number of Americans who can engage with native speakers of critical languages. The program goals include sparking a lifelong interest in foreign languages and cultures, and developing a corps of young Americans with the skills necessary to advance international dialogue and cross-cultural opportunities in the private, academic and government sectors.

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