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Teen to attend Disney Dreamers Academy

Nicholas Bediako of Sanford was selected from more than 10,000 applicants to participate in a mentoring program at the Walt Disney World Resort.

About 100 students from across the U.S. will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in March to participate in the educational and mentoring program Disney Dreamers Academy.

The program seeks to fuel the dreams of teens, help them discover career possibilities and prepare them for the future.

Students participate in hands-on workshops related to a variety of career paths ranging from animation to zoology.

Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques and networking strategies.

Walt Disney World Resort, along with Steve Harvey, a syndicated television and radio personality, and ESSENCE Magazine entertain the selected Dreamers during their four-day career and educational exploration.

Nicholas is a junior at Western Harnett High School in Lillington.