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Future leader heading to Washington D.C.

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Kasey Roberts, an eighth-grade student at South Tahoe Middle School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Kasey will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., from April 17 to 23 to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions.

Kasey, 13, is the daughter of Kim and Nancy Roberts of South Lake Tahoe. Her parents will accompany her to Washington, D.C., and visit the sites while she attends the forum.

Kasey received the George Bober Most Outstanding Core Student award as a seventh-grader. She was nominated for the leadership forum by her seventh-grade social studies teacher, Debbie Treiber, based on her outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

“When my teacher first nominated me I was really excited. I’ve always wanted to be part of a leadership program,” Kasey said. “I’ve always found social studies interesting and I want to learn about our country’s past. Ms. Trieber really got me interested in social studies and I want to thank her for nominating me.”

After she was nominated Kasey had to write a few paragraphs on three different assignments. They were what is leadership, a leader you see everyday who inspires you, and chose three people who are good leaders to research. One from the past and two current ones.

The program is coordinated by People to People Student Ambassador Programs to fulfill the vision Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to People during his presidency in 1956.