Bainbridge student attends D.C. forum

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Justice Jones, a sixth-grader at Hutto Middle School, joined a select group of students the week of Oct. 20-26 in attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

As a member of the group, Jones was able to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the country’s most prominent monuments and institutions.

Forum delegates participated in small group discussions and exercises to experience first-hand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change.

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She was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

The program is coordinated by People to People Student Leader Programs to fulfill the vision President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to People during his presidency in 1956.

Jones is the daughter of Mark Brown of Cairo, Vickie Jones of Bainbridge, and granddaughter of Henrietta Carter of Bainbridge.