Hanna Schoen, a rising senior at South Effingham High School, has been selected to represent Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Schoen, the SEHS FFA chapter reporter, joins a select group of only 250 students from all over the country honored with the opportunity for an intensive study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Schoen 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, the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo will host the nation’s leading youth scholars from June 26-July 1. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers scholars and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week long program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on careers in this field.
About the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment
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.