Brush Sophomore Attends National Youth Leadership Conference
This past November, outstanding high school students from across the United States and our own, Anthony Miozzi, a sophomore at Brush, took part in a unique leadership development conference in our nation's capital. During the six-day program, the National Young Leaders Conference provided scholars with the opportunity to interact with a variety of personnel who operate within the three branches of government, the news media and the international community.
Highlights of this program included welcoming remarks by a former member of Congress, made from the floor of the House of Representatives. tudents also had the opportunity to interact with prominent members of the Washington press corps at the National Press Club, in addition to meeting with senators and representatives to discuss important issues facing the nation.
Students also participated in leadership skill-building activities and simulations, such as, acting as the president and Cabinet members responding to an international crisis; testing and examining actual Supreme Court cases; assuming the roles of U.S. Representatives and debate amend and vote on mock legislation.
"It was an amazing experience. It opened my eyes to how our government works and why certain decisions are made. I also made many friends around the country. I am thankful that I was able to attend the conference and would recommend this experience to anyone who is invited to participate," said Anthony.