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Local Student to Examine American Leadership in Nation's Capital; Junior National Young Leaders Conference Offers Historic Perspectives.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 2003

Miss Ayaka Nonaka of Englewood Cliffs has been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) from August 2 to August 7, 2003 in Washington, D.C. JrNYLC is a unique leadership development program for middle school students.

Themed The Legacy of American Leadership, the Conference introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills. Nonaka will participate in educational activities and presentations led by individuals in positions of leadership. Students will also visit historic national landmarks, including Colonial Williamsburg, from which our country took shape.

"While most students read about leadership in books, Ayaka Nonaka will complement classroom studies by walking along the same paths and hallways as some of our country's great leaders," said Mike Lasday, Executive Director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors JrNYLC. "The leadership exercises developed by the Junior National Young Leaders Conference will challenge the students to think and act strategically when it comes to teamwork, problem-solving and setting goals."

In addition to examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, Nonaka will study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history, including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion of JrNYLC, students will take home a greater understanding of the role of the individual in American democracy, as well as the responsibilities of being a leader.

CYLC is a nonprofit educational organization. Founded in 1985, it is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential. More than 400 members of the U.S. Congress join this commitment by serving on the CYLC Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors. In addition, more than 25 embassies participate in the Council's Honorary Board of Embassies.

For additional information, visit us at http://lwww.cylc.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ayaka Nonaka can be reached for a personal account at: Miss Ayaka Nonaka 47 Ash Street Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (201)871.5885 Christ the Teacher School
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