Shrine Bowl player from South Pointe chooses Mormon mission over college scholarship (Rock Hill Herald)

One of the first of many visible high school seniors to be preparing for a mission under the new age guidelines. He’s even graduating a semester early to enter the MTC in February. Read about this South Carolina youth in Andrew Dys’ article.

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While Romney didn’t serve in military, many Mormons do (Reuters)

Guy Hicks, a Mormon and former officer in the Army Reserve Special Forces, said there is a public misperception that members of the Mormon Church do not serve in the military. The participation of Mormons in the armed forces is roughly equivalent to their proportion of the population, according to David Alexander and Jennifer Dobner’s collaboration.