Two Salt Lake high school seniors will study in the Middle East this summer through a scholarship program sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
Kecia I. Albright, Granite High School, will study in Tunisia, learning about Arab culture and history, contemporary Arab society, Islam and issues related to modernization and development. She will visit Kairouan, one of Islam's most sacred cities, and travel to southern Tunisia, including the oasis of Gafsa, site of ancient Roman spas, and to Matmata where Berbers live in cave dwellings.Jessica A. Jones, East High School, will spend the four-week scholarship period in Jordan. Her stay will include visits to a Palestinian refugee camp, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, the ruins of Jerash and the port of Aqaba.
The students are among 30 recipients of Malcolm H. Kerr scholarships. Kerr was president of the American University of Beirut and was assassinated in 1984.