BHS student heads to D.C.

Published on Thu, Jul 12, 2001
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BHS student heads to D.C.

Reilly Vinall, a 16-year-old student at Blaine high school, will travel to the U.S. capital city as a participant in an international conference, the Future World Leaders Summit. Presidential Classroom, a leading civic education organization, will host the international conference from July 7 to July 14, 2001.

Joining hundreds of outstanding students from around the globe, Reilly will take part in seminars presented by leaders representing a variety of countries and international organizations. Venues will include the U.S. State Department, the Organization of American States, the floor of the U.S.

House of Representatives and the National Defense University. The schedule includes a private tour of the White House, embassy appointments, a mock World Trade Game and a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Presidential Classroom encourages participation by individual students rather than large groups. This policy, and scholarship support, ensures diversity in each program’s student body, drawing scholars from different cultural and economic backgrounds.

Students participate in Presidential Classroom without their teachers, making them independent of their home and school while in Washington. This creates a very different atmosphere for participants, providing them the opportunity to experience independence and gain self-confidence.