Local student to attend Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Published 4:45 pm Monday, June 17, 2024

This summer, local student Brantley Oliver will join outstanding students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career development experience, Junior National Young Leaders Conference, in Washington D.C.

Brantley is the son of Tyler and Diana Oliver, and will be attending Bate Middle School in the fall.

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

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Brantley’s 5th grade teacher, Susan Wheeler, at Edna L. Toliver Intermediate School nominated Brantley to attend the conference this summer.

Brantley completed 5th grade with straight A’s and was a leader in his classroom. He participates in soccer, basketball, Priority Kids, and choir. Brantley loves science, animals, and math.

Brantley is excited to see the monuments, museums, tour the capital, listen to speakers and work with students from all over on leadership projects.

“I am excited for Brantley Oliver to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Dr. Jan Sikorsky, Vice President, Education for Envision. “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.