Highland Home teens visit Capitol

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Special to The Journal

Katelyn and Lyndsay Sanders of Highland Home have been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum.

They are both students at South Montgomery County Academy.

They joined a select group of students in Washington, D.C., March 20 -26 to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States' most prominent monuments and institutions.

From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institute, and from Colonial Williamsburg to the National Museum of American History, the teens will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity.

Forum delegates will also participate in small-group discussions and exercises to experience first-hand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus, and foster change.

Both girls were nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

The program is coordinated by People to People Student Ambassador Programs to fulfill the vision Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship.