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Area students selected as delegates for conference

Published 11:02am Saturday, March 3, 2012

 

The following local students are among only 250 individuals chosen as National Youth Delegates to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Megan Johnson of Alden, a student at Alden-Conger High School, has been selected to represent Minnesota.

Megan Knutson of Alden, a student at Alden-Conger High School, has been selected to represent Minnesota.

Megan Burris of Alden, a student at Alden-Conger High School, has been selected to represent Minnesota.

These individuals have been awarded the opportunity 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.