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Williamsport student to visit Harvard University for leadership summit

January 13, 2013

Alexis Marie Smith, a student at Williamsport High School, will travel to Harvard University to participate in a People to People Leadership Summit.

Smith, along with fellow students from around the country, will take part in exploring the JFK Presidential Library and Boston.

During the seven-day program in Boston, Smith will have the opportunity to learn about effective leadership and how to develop her own leadership abilities, as well as how to apply those skills upon returning home. Hands-on activities, such as planning a community project, hearing professional speakers, participating in small-group workshops and visits to significant local venues can help Smith form a new perspective on the importance of good leadership.

“I’m so excited to explore Harvard University and to prepare my community project for Williamsport,” Smith said. “I’m choosing People to People because they’re well-known and are giving me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m preparing by finding local businesses to sponsor my trip. I can’t wait to begin this journey.”

People to People Leadership Summits are held in prestigious venues around the country and provide students a chance to explore the various aspects of leadership in specific contexts. Participants also gain insights to guide their educational and professional careers and benefit from a strong focus on college admissions. Through workshops, presentations, excursions and discussions, Leadership Ambassadors attain a clear advantage as they pursue their selected fields of interest. Students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions officers and gain valuable advice for navigating the college application process.

The programs offer students a unique blend of specialized educational, leadership and cultural exposure as well as itineraries filled with the highlights of the hosting communities. Students enjoy a unique chance to enhance their self-confidence, as well as experience life-changing growth in personal responsibility, global leadership and cultural diversity.

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