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Exchange Exemplar observes Daly Days in Lakeview

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Bernard Daly did well in Lake County, Oregon, and wanted to make sure that other people who grew up there would have the opportunity to prosper.

So before he died in 1920, Daly--physician, rancher, banker, and politician--set up a scholarship fund. To this day, graduates of the three public high schools in Lake County can get a boost toward a life with more education and less debt.

The story of the scholarship and its creator--a story that extends back to Ireland in the potato famine--is told in the new book Bernard Daly's Promise: The Enduring Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarship.

Daly Days are going on this weekend, we revisit our interview with Sam Stern, Dean Emeritus of Education at Oregon State University, the author.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.