Northrop student selected for national summit


KPC News Service

Brooke Jackson, a junior at Northrop High School, has been selected to represent Fort Wayne as a National Youth Delegate to the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University June 23-28.

Jackson joins a group of 300 students from across the country to participate in a week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. She was selected based on her academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

Jackson said she has a passion for the environment and wildlife and looks forward to meeting like-minded students from across the country.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be invited to something like this,” Jackson said.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment is hosted by George Mason University, along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo.

The student leadership conference is designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century. Delegates gain an insider look at environmental science policy and conservation issues.

Jackson’s current career aspiration is to become a veterinarian, a dream she has had since the seventh grade when a career project sparked her interest.