King Students Chosen to Attend National Conference
Six students from King Middle School have been chosen to join more than 250 other middle schools students from across the United States at a leadership conference in Washington, D.C. during the summer.
The King students, all seventh graders, are Ellie Zukowski, Jack Meahl, Eidann Thompson Brown, Sophia Leavitt, Rosemary Santoro and Rose Griffin.
The Junior National Young Leaders Conference, titled “Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future,” introduces young people to the tradition of leadership throughout American history while helping them to develop their own leadership skills.
“The aim of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is to inspire students to recognize their own leadership skills, measure their skills against those of current and former leaders and return home with new confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their communities,” said Dr. Marguerite Regan, dean of academic affairs for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors the conference.
During the six-day program, students take part in educational activities and presentations and explore sites such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.’s museums and memorials.
In addition to examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, students study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement.
The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is a nonpartisan, educational organization.