MAGNOLIA — This summer, Magnolia’s Bailey Sue Herr could travel to the nation’s capital to participate with other junior high students in a leadership conference that will provide an academic and career oriented experience.
The Junior National Young Leadership Conference is one of Envision’s programs enabling students to explore interests and experiences outside of a classroom. Envision is a tuition-based educational company marketing developmental programs to families with students in elementary school through college. According to a 2009 New York Times story, the surveys show nearly every attendee to the conference is satisfied with the experience and that many later recommend it to others.
While in D.C., Herr would attend lectures and workshops, engage in role-playing political situations, go on sightseeing field trips and more.
Herr was nominated for the conference by her sixth-grade Putnam County Junior High School Language Arts teacher, Amy Carboni. Herr was a member of both the basketball team and the Thundercats Wrestling Club this year.
Herr will enter seventh grade this fall, and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, writing, poems, drawing, and socializing with friends and family. In the future, she’d like to attend college and become an educator and mentor to community youths.
Herr’s goal is to raise $3,500 to attend. To help, donations can be made through an educational GoFundMe webpage at www.gofundme.com/BaileyHerr. Any donations above that amount would be invested in a college savings account.