July 1, 2002
Local teens attend Leadership Challenge
James Evans of Woodinville and Ryne Hill of Bothell recently attended the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington D.C. The NYLC is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Evans and Hill were among 350 outstanding students from around the country to attend the conference.
The theme of the NYLC is "The Leaders Of Tomorrow Meeting The Leaders Of Today."
Throughout the 11-day Conference, Evans and Hill interacted with key leaders and newsmakers from the three branches of government, the media and the international community.
I'm currently a junior attending Inglemoor High School. I'm writing you today in hopes of you publishing this event in your newspaper.
I have a great interest in pursuing graphic design on industrial design in the future. My acceptance to the school paper next year will provide an opportunity to utilize my skills next year. My activities include soccer and golf, and I also enjoy cooking.
I have participated in soccer for the last 10 years, including the last 6 years playing select soccer with the FC Alliance club, and have enjoyed playing the last two years for Inglemoor High School.
My other hobby is golf. For the last 3 years I have been working hard, and playing the courses from Palm Springs to Hawaii, in an effort increase my skills and course management as well as taking the game more seriously in an effort to make the varsity team this upcoming season.
My goals for the conference include. . . meeting lots of new young leaders from all around the country. Gaining a much better understanding of how the government runs and works, and getting a chance to see what is also on the minds of other kids my age.