Crestwood student named delegate for forum

HEIGHTS — A Crestwood High School student was selected to represent Michigan as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit, an environment forum at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Rawan Hammoud will attend the Youth Summit from June 23 to 28.

Hammoud will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in the week-long study of leadership in environmental science, policy and conservation.

Hammoud was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

GMU, along with partners National Geographic and the National Zoo, will welcome the nation’s youth scholars to Washington, D.C., with faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to Washington practitioners.

The WYS is a student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century.

The Advisory Board is chaired by Executive Vice President of National Geographic Television Mark Bauman and co-chaired by Educational Director for the National Zoo Joe Sacco.

For more information go to wyse.gmu.edu.