WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vanessa Marrs of Imperial has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference July 1-11 in Washington, D.C.
The NYLC is a unique leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Marrs will be among 350 outstanding students from around the country attending the conference.
The theme of NYLC is "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today." Throughout the 11-day conference, Marrs will interact with leaders and newsmakers from the three branches of government, the media and the international community.
"It's wonderful to see high school students like Vanessa Marrs seeking out the National Young Leaders Conference in an effort to learn and take on leadership roles in communities throughout our country," said Michael Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors the conference. "The events of Sept. 11 prompted the urgent need to understand and exercise effective leadership. Those who participate in this program not only gain knowledge and experience in the nation's capital, they leave with a sense of accomplishment and an increased ability to face the challenges of the future."