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Canadian County Democrats award $500 scholarship to Yukon student

posted Jun 4, 2017, 11:56 PM by Jody Harlan

YUKON, Okla. —Young Democrat Kaylyn Cargill from Yukon is the 2017 winner of a $500 scholarship awarded by the Canadian County Democrats.

The scholarship is named in honor of deceased former county Vice Chair Robert “Bob” Burton, who encouraged young Democrats to become active in the Democratic Party.

Cargill is a graduate of Mustang High School and has attended Oklahoma City Community College.

Democrats are invited to honor Cargill at a free FUNraiser picnic from 4 -8 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Wild Horse Park, 1201 N. Mustang Road in Mustang.

Cargill became active in Democratic politics when her father, O. A. Cargill IV, ran for state House of Representatives in District 47 in 2016.

“Ever since then, I’ve found myself striving to make a difference in our community in similar ways as him,” she wrote on her scholarship application. “I plan to continue growing and becoming more of an asset to the Democratic Party for as long as I able.”

“I’ve found nothing but acceptance in our party through our monthly meetings and various events,” Cargill wrote. “I am inspired by the hope the party holds to spread this acceptance and am in love with the fight to better my society along with like-minded individuals.”

“Kaylyn Cargill is already a fully functioning leader in the Canadian County Democratic Party,” Vice Chair Dennis Purifoy said. “We are happy to offer scholarships to outstanding Democrats like Kaylyn and help with her education and future success.”

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. The group is actively recruiting Young Democrats. For more information about activities, visit www.canadiancodems.org or phone 405-326-3600.

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