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FFCS student selected for national youth summit

HFM Ag PTECH sophomore Loretta Newcomer, whose home school is FFCS, has been selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University just outside Washington, D.C.A photo of a student from shoulders up

Newcomer will join 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. Newcomer was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

George Mason University partners with National Geographic and the National Zoo to provide a program to aspiring environmentalists and student leaders that includes distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners. The week-long program is held at George Mason University’s campus and aims to encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in the industry.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 23-28.