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Local teen attends Environmental Summit


Emma Jackson, a student at Fort Zumwalt East High, attended the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment from June 24-29 as a National Youth Delegate. The summit took place at George Mason University.

Jackson was one of just 300 teens nationwide selected for the prestigious honor. She and other student leaders from across the country participated in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.

Jackson had the chance to meet with representatives from Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office, along with other congressmen and representatives, about conservation issues. 

Jackson was chosen based on her academic accomplishments and demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience.

The Summit encourages and inspires young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry. 

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