Cape student tapped as youth delegate for environmental forum

February 28, 2018

Cape Henlopen High School student Isabella Leishear has been selected to represent Milton as a national youth delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Leishear joins a select group of 300 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Leishear was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

Organizers at George Mason University along with partners National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation's young scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The program will be held Sunday to Friday, June 24 to 29, at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus in Fairfax, Va. The summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

Leishear has received sponsors for her trip to GMU and upon her return will be speaking at events/businesses about her experience. For more information about contributing to her sponsorship, call 302-381-2162.