Misty Edgecomb, who graduated with a degree in journalism in 1999 and a degree in natural resources in 2000, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to South Korea in creative writing. She left for Seoul in September, after completing work for a master’s in journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She will spend three months studying Korean and ten months researching and writing a nonfiction book about early adoptions during the Korean War. Her work will focus on the story of her husband’s father, who was adopted by a bachelor soldier in 1953 and was one of the first war orphans to come to the United States. Edgecomb is one of 10 people selected for a research grant this year and one of six to receive a Critical Language Enhancement Award. Selection criteria include academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Her reporting on environmental issues for the Bangor Daily News between 2000 and 2005 won awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the New England Associated Press Newspaper Executives and the Maine Press Association.
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