Underwood to attend Outdoor Leadership School

Published 7:14 pm Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation has provided a grant to Cade Underwood, sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, to participate in the National Outdoor Leadership School.

The school provides lessons in risk assessment, wilderness survival, leadership training and Scandinavian culture while traveling the mountains of Norway.

The 30-day NOLS program is a heavily recommended and utilized study abroad program for leadership and environmental studies training by UNC.

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Underwood is a double major in Global Studies and in Peace, War and Defense.

His declared concentration for study is international politics, nation-states and social movements along with Asia and Mandarin Chinese.

The summer of 2013 he utilized scholarships from the Polk Community Foundation and the Tennant Foundation to study Chinese in Kunming, China. In the summer of 2010, he was a participant in a Student Exchange with the Rotary Club of Permasins, Germany.

Underwood graduated valedictorian from Polk County High School in 2012, while serving as student body president and numerous other activities including vocal and dramatic roles and an all-region varsity soccer award.

Cade’s proud parents are Gary and Katha Underwood of Saluda.

The RCOT Foundation has provided scholarship funding in excess of $20,000 to local youth in this academic year.


– article submitted 

by Art Brown