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Johnson City teen receives award for opioid mapping project

TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — 12 News caught up with local teen, Clyde Van Dyke, Monday fresh off winning a national award through 4-H.

You may remember Clyde Van Dyke’s story with 12 News back in January when he won the national 4-H Youth In Action STEM award for his work in mapping the impact of the opioid epidemic across the country from 2000-2016. He also overcame a rough childhood in which he lost his mother at a young age.

Now Van Dyke has been honored with the award for all of his hard work.

“Being able to see that are people recognizing the work that I do and wanted to recognize me on a national level down in Washington DC is just such an incredible feeling and it just gives me great honor to represent youth all across the nation,” said Van Dyke.

Van Dyke serves on the National 4-H G-I-S and G-P-S Leadership Team.

Anne Sparaco

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