JOLO: The Sulu provincial government is sending six Muslim students to the United States under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program. Jainab Abdulmajid, a spokeswoman for the provincial government, said the recipients of the program are all high school students chosen from among the hundreds of applicants who went through rigid regional and national screening conducted by the American Field Study Program Management Staff. The students —Fatimatuzzahra Abdulmajid, Firash Zyed Ututalum, Jianazen Hapas, Khaizer Jawari from the Sulu State College Laboratory High School, and Aisa Dammang and Ahda Sangkula from the Notre Dame of Jolo for Girls—passed the written and oral interviews, including a battery of psychological examinations, the spokeswoman said. She said Sulu Governor Totoh Tan praised the students for passing the examinations. The students met Tan during a courtesy call and were impressed by the youth, vigor and idealism of the young politician, who also wished them the best in their journey and offered prayers for their successes. Abdulmajid said Tan assured the students of his unwavering support to better the quality of education in Sulu.