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Sara Hardy, Salt Lake City, has been nominated to receive a Fulbright grant to Iceland in biology. The announcement was made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the U.S. Department of State.

Hardy will be one of 1,000 U.S. students to travel abroad for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright program.

Army Reserve Pvt. Michael A. Allred has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

His wife, Jeannie, is the daughter of Linda A. Thomas of W. Crestone Ave., Salt Lake City.

Kent T. Feda graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

The 33 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina.

He is the son of Tom J. and Susan M. Feda of East Gyrfalcon Lane, Sandy. Feda is a 2002 graduate of Juan Diego High School in Draper and is currently attending the University of Utah.

Akintude O. Akinmade of Salt Lake City has been selected as one of 11 McNair Scholars for the summer at Lawrence University in Canyon, N.Y. He just completed his junior year at the school and is a government and economics major. The honor allows him to conduct research with a faculty member.

The Pat Tillman Foundation recently selected Liz Bogus, a recent graduate from Brighton High School, for its first Leadership Through Action Program at Arizona State University. She is a member of the ASU women's soccer team and part of the U.S. women's national team pool. She was one of only 14 chosen for this program, among worldwide candidates.