Danville student to participate in Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Published 3:15 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This summer, Danville resident Wolfe Kerbaugh will join outstanding students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Junior National Young Leaders Conference, at American University in Washington, D.C.

The Junior National Young Leaders Conference is one of the Envision by WorldStrides family of programs (envisionexperience.com), which enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Tara Emerson, a  Language Arts teacher at John W. Bate Middle School, nominated Kerbaugh to attend the conference. This school year, Wolfe was a member of the tennis, golf, basketball, and soccer teams;  he is actively involved in the student ministry at Southland Christian Church. Even with a busy extracurricular schedule, Wolfe was able to maintain straight A’s all year long.  His favorite areas of study are math, social studies and history, which make this nomination even more meaningful.  He is excited for social and leadership opportunities, including visits to The National Museum of American History, the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean War Veterans Memorials, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, as well as the opportunity to explore Capitol Hill.

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“I am excited for Wolfe to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Jan Sikorsky, Vice President, Education for Envision. “The Junior National Young Leaders Conference is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious young students to explore their interests outside the classroom and discover how to innovate and think creatively through hands-on immersive learning.

“Our students are challenged with real-world simulations and problems, working together to develop unique solutions and projects to bring life to their studies and career interests.”

For over 35 years, Envision by WorldStrides has empowered extraordinary students to become their best selves through programs that enable them to discover their passion, explore a career, and positively impact their world.

In 2018, Envision became part of the WorldStrides family. The largest provider of educational travel and experiences in the United States, WorldStrides works with over 50,000 educators each year to help more than 550,000 students see the world—and themselves—in new ways.