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Area Students Selected as National Youth Delegates for Prestigious Conference

FAIRFAX, VA – The following local students are among only 250 chosen as National Youth Delegates to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.

Catherine Carter, a student at Christian Brothers Academy will represent New York as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Brandi Jezerski, a student at Cato-Meridian High School will represent New York as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

These students join 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. 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 28 to July 3, 2015.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason’s hard-working students for 21st century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.

About the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) 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, Senior Vice President of the Smithsonian Institution’s Enterprises Division 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, such as Dr. 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 us online at wyse.gmu.edu