KaMele Sanchez, of Honokaa, a student at Honokaa Intermediate & High School, has been selected to represent Hawaii as a national youth delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Sanchez has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.
Sanchez 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 its project partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo, will welcome the delegates to Washington, D.C., June 23-28.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to professionals in the field, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
The Washington Youth Summit 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 members such as 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 wyse.gmu.edu.