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Refugee Featured at Governor’s Inauguration Ceremony


Yar Kuany Awan, a Sudanese refugee and recent naturalized U.S. citizen, led the Pledge of Allegiance at Governor Gary Herbert's inauguration ceremony on Jan. 4, 2017.


Governor Herbert said of Yar:

"Humility, hard work and mutual support have always been at the heart of the Utah spirit....I see that same Utah spirit in Yar Kuany Awan. More...