Madison Meredith heading to Washington Youth Summit
A Monache High School student has been selected to represent California as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in Washington D.C.
Madison Meredith, a sophomore at Monache, will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. She was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
George Mason University, along with partners National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation’s youth scholars to Washington D.C., a press release states. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus. The summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
Scheduled for June 23 to 28 in the National Capital region, students will also enjoy cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.
The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the important field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century. The Advisory Board, is chaired by Mark Bauman, executive vice president of National Geographic Television and co-chaired by Joe Sacco, educational director for the National Zoo.
Additional members include world renowned scholars, distinguished scientists and award winning university faculty, such as Tom Lovejoy, noted environmentalist and former executive vice president of the World Wildlife Fund. Delegates gain an insider look at environmental science, policy and conservation issues.
Visit wyse.gmu.edu for more information on the summit.