Friday, May 4, 2012

Wells Student Heads to Environmental Summit in Virginia

Emilee Wooldridge, a Wells High School student, has been selected one of 250 National Youth Delegates to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) held at George Mason University from June 24 to June 29. Mason is hosting this event with partners the National Zoo and the National Geographic Society.
“I can’t wait,” said an excited Wooldridge who added that she has never been to the Washington, D.C. area before. WYSE delegates are either high school sophomores or juniors who apply to attend.
“Wooldridge was chosen based upon academic accomplishments, demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies,” read a statement from George Mason University regarding Woolridge’s selection and the program.
“With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers scholars and student leaders an unparalleled experience.”
Wooldridge is a sophomore at Wells High School. She is a member of the WHS Band Color Guard and is a captain on the Winter Guard. Earlier this year she was the Assistant Director and Stage Manager for the 2012 spring musical at WHS, ‘Anything Goes.’ Regarding her future beyond Wells High School, Wooldridge indicated that she has not researched any colleges that she would like to attend. Emilee Wooldridge is the daughter of Janice Wooldridge in Wells. George Mason University is located in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. This article was written by Reg Bennett.
Photo caption: Emilee Wooldridge is heading to Washington D.C. for meeting on environment (photo by Reg Bennett)