West Mecklenburg High School http://wfae.org en Local Teens Will Serve In Senegal Through YMCA http://wfae.org/post/local-teens-will-serve-senegal-through-ymca <p></p><p>Deonte Howard is a sophomore at West Mecklenburg High School. His mom had some good news to share with him a few months ago.</p><p>"When my mom called me about the interview, said that I passed, I can tell she was crying," Howard says. "I was like, 'Wow, I'm actually going to Africa.'"</p><p>Howard, 16, is one of four high school students from Charlotte selected for the nine-day trip to West Africa through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte's&nbsp;Global Service Learning Project. This will be his first time outside of North America.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:27:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 15906 at http://wfae.org Local Teens Will Serve In Senegal Through YMCA