BURGAW, NC - Now the the summer is over and students are returning to school, Pender Early College's Lillian Rousey has a great "what I did during my summer vacation" story.

Rousey was one of over 400 students to win a scholarship for a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. Through the program she studied Arabic in Jordan during the summer months.

NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Thousands of applicants from across the country applied for the scholarships. 

Click this link for the official press release.