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Oklahoma student receives grant to lead community service project

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WEATHERFORD, Okla. – One Oklahoma student has received a large grant to help with a community service project.

Second grade student, Wes Washburn, has been awarded a $1,000 Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.

According to a release from Disney Friends for Change, the grant will support Washburn in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.

The service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13.

Another service activity will take place at Relay For Life of Custer County on April, 25, at 7 p.m. at the SWOSU Wellness Center in Weatherford.

Washburn and other students will have pottery painted at All Fired Up up for auction, to show that children can make a difference in the lives of those facing cancer.

“Wes is a true Friend for Change,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president and CEO of YSA. “He is leading an amazing project to encourage other children to get active in the fight against cancer! We are so proud of his great work and how it will help the community.”

Grants from Disney Friends for Change were awarded to children and teens to lead projects that make a positive, lasting change in the world.