Rising junior Jameson Barnes was chosen to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference this summer in Washington, D.C.
The NYLC program features creative decision-making simulations that challenge today’s young leaders as they analyze important leadership concepts, solve real-time problems and lead their peers through role-playing exercises.
As a participant in the June 10-18 conference, Jameson, a day student from Ooltewah was exposed to, and interacted with, all three branches of the U.S. Government. He met with U.S. Senator Bob Corker (Tenn.), completed a day-long internship at the Heritage Foundation, participated in a mock Congress and spent a day listening to government leaders and award-winning journalists with the National Press Club.
Students recognized as future leaders are nominated by a teacher to attend the NYLC.
The NYLC curriculum was developed by Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, a former high school teacher and social science department chairperson with a doctorate in political science from Purdue University.