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Monroe High Students selected for leadership summit

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Albany -- Two Monroe High School juniors will spend part of their summer vacation at a prestigious student leadership conference in Baltimore. They will join about one thousand other teens from around the world, preparing to become tomorrow's leaders.

 17 year old Jasmine Peterson and 17 year old Amber Scott are best friends, straight A students, and cheerleaders at Monroe High School. And they have been selected to take part in the People to People Future Leaders Summit.

Amber Scott said "To help you become a leader. To guide your own thoughts. Also to help you in your adulthood and going to college."

Jasmine Peterson said "I think that will help me to build my leadership skills and the potential that I have in pursuing my career goal."

Jasmine and Amber will attend the conference in Baltimore June 13th through 22nd. There are leadership summits for law, and international diplomacy, but the Monroe High students will attend the medicine summit.

Jasmine wants to learn more about biomedical engineering, Amber's goal is to be a pediatrician, like the one that helped her through a childhood illness. Scott said "If she could make a difference in someone's life, such as mine, I could also make a difference in other people's lives too."

 The girls had to pass academic and leadership requirements to be selected for the field, and will work in several hospitals and university real world settings.

Jasmine and Amber hope to share what they learn at the People to People Future Leaders summit with their classmates. Jasmine Peterson said "When we come back we can help to support other teenagers and be an example to them of how you can succeed if you put your mind to it, and try to do your best."

The Leadership summit will cost the girls two thousand dollars apiece, besides travel expenses. They're looking for sponsors.

posted by jimw@walb.com