Local Student to Walk in Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

Dave Ghosh

Dave Ghosh

HOUSTON: Dave Ghosh, a 7th grade student at the Harmony School of Excellence- Houston attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) during June 8 through June 13 this year in Washington D.C.  Dave was among over 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States who took part in this extraordinary leadership conference in Washington, D.C. themed “Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future”.   JrNYLC introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them to develop their own leadership skills.

Dave was nominated to represent his school this year by his teacher Hannah Frank as a result of his outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.  He has gotten distinguished honor roll (grades above 90%) with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA throughout his student life.  Dave is a fierce debater and has won several debate awards.  He is also in the school’s Robotics Team and is a member of National Junior Honor Society.

“The aim of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is to inspire students to recognize their own leadership skills, measure their skills against those of current and former leaders and return home with new confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their communities,” said Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), the organization that sponsors JrNYLC. “Young people are not only welcome in Washington, D.C., they actually keep this city and our country running.”

During the six-day program, students took part in educational activities and presentations and explored relevant sites, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.’s museums and memorials.

In addition to examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, students studied the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion of JrNYLC, students gained a greater sense of the role of individuals in American democracy, as well as the responsibilities of being a leader.

CYLC is a nonpartisan, educational organization. Since 1985, the Council has inspired more than 200,000 young people to achieve their full leadership potential.

For further information, visit www.cylc.org.