Meadow View student to attend summer conference

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Eugena Kim will represent area in Washington, D.C.

By Kelly Cantrall

The skill-building will continue into summer for one Meadow View Elementary School student.

Eugena Kim, a fifth-grader, will be travel to Washington, D.C., this summer to take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, along with more than 250 other students from across the country.

The conference is one of the programs available through the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which works to improve leadership skills in young people and allows them to meet high-ranking leaders in the nation’s capital.

Kim will learn about leadership throughout American history, and see sites that played a role in that history.

Kim was nominated by her teacher, Laureen Laumeyer, and she filled out an application for the conference.

“It seemed like a big opportunity,” Kim said.

Kim learned this spring that she had been accepted, and said she was “just amazed” that she was going.

Kim said she’s most looking forward to seeing the Korean War Veterans Memorial, because “it talks about my Korean history.”

She’s also hoping she’ll learn many new skills at the conference, and she’s excited about meeting other students, too.

“I think it’s very wonderful to get to know students from all over the country,” she said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.