I’m Michael Crews, a senior at Cox Mill High School in Concord, North Carolina. I’m a scholarship finalist for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad program. I will be living in Turkey for one academic year as an Youth Ambassador promoting mutual understanding between my host community in Turkey and the United States. The YES Abroad program offers 65 full scholarships to high school students to study abroad in 9 countries; the program is fully funded by the Department of State. I was chosen from hundreds of national applicants. I’m one of 8 students that will be going to Turkey this September 5th.