Garrett Bronken, of Stateline, and Sara Tencher, of Zephyr Cove, both students at George Whittell High School have been selected to represent Nevada as National Youth Delegates to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University, in Washington, D.C., June 24-29.
The two are among only 250 individuals chosen for the honor.
Broken and Tencher have been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of students from all across the country to participate in an intensive week-long 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.
The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, hosted by George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo, offers aspiring environmentalists an unparalleled experience with distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners. 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.