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What's Good in Education, Oct. 20, 2010

Vol. XI, No. 7

Posted: October 22, 2010 12:49 p.m.
Updated: October 22, 2010 12:49 p.m.

Golden Valley High School sophomore Vicente Escamilla met Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon at the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

Hart District High School Students Connect To Success
Hart District juniors from Valencia, West Ranch, Hart, Saugus, Bowman, Golden Valley and Sequoia Charter School are participating in Connecting To Success, which gives students a real-life opportunity to attend a business/educational conference that empowers students "to achieve at the business of life."

Sponsored by the Valley Industrial Association of Santa Clarita (VIA) in collaboration with each school, the students participate in group workshops and seminars on topics such as financial literacy, ethics in the workplace and communicating your value. The sessions are facilitated by close to 100 local business leaders, who volunteer their time and expertise for the students. Students dress in business casual attire for the event, which takes place at Grace Baptist Church, over three days, to accommodate all the students.

This annual event has been used as a model for school districts across the country.

Golden Valley High Student Attends Young Leaders Conference
Vicente Escamilla, a Golden Valley High School sophomore, just returned from a six-day National Young Leaders Conference held in Washington, D.C.

Escamilla and other outstanding high school students from across the country had the opportunity to interact with a variety of personnel who operate within the three branches of government, the news media and the international community. Students went through a series of simulations including an activity called "If I were President," participated in Model Congress and discussed many issues facing the country today.

Escamilla had the chance to meet Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon during his trip, as well as tour sights around the capitol. Escamilla spent time with Congressman McKeon and discussed the possibility of doing a semester-long internship during his Junior year, as part of the Pages program. Escamilla would like to study an area within the investigative sciences in college.



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