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Cunningham nominated as youth delegate

Mary Cunningham of Brinson, Ga., a rising senior at Bainbridge High School, has been selected to represent the state of Georgia as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Cunningham has the opportunity to join a select group of only 250 students from all over the country honored with the chance to take part in an intensive study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Cunningham was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

George Mason University, along with partners the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo, will host the nation’s leading youth scholars from June 25-July 1. 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.

The week-long program held at George Mason University’s state-of-the art campus, in intended to encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic and important field.