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March 2, 2012 > Local students selected for Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Local students selected for Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Submitted By Richard Friesner

Victoria Cheng, of Fremont, a student at Irvington High School and Melissa Wu of Fremont, a student at Mission San Jose High School have been selected to represent California as National Youth Delegates to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. These students are among only 250 individuals chosen to join a select group of students from all across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. They were 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 leading youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus. The Summit encourages and inspires young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24-29, 2012.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) 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 Dr. 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. For more information visit us online at wyse.gmu.edu.

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