The White House will honor a Cherokee Nation citizen on Monday for turning his life around

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- The White House on Monday will honor a Cherokee Nation citizen for turning his life around.

Forty-three-year-old Daryl Legg along with 14 other people will receive the "Champions of Change" award during a ceremony at 1 p.m.

The award is given to ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities.

Legg, of Sallisaw, was sentenced to prison three times for drug possession in Arkansas and Oklahoma, but turned his life around and now works as the Cherokee Nation's director of vocational programs.

One of the programs helps former prisoners get back on their feet after they are released, including help with jobs and housing.

 

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