Young Sikh Nominated For Congressional Youth Leadership Council

September 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Network!OpenDocument

As he was cherishing the state level recognition in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for outstanding performers at seventh grade level and a rare opportunity to participate in International Relations program at the Ivy League institute, Angad Singh got another pleasant surprise. He was nominated by his school to represent Georgia at the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC).

The NYLSC who board of advisors include several US Senators and House Representatives, brings exceptional middle to high school age students across the Nation to an interactive leadership program. Past distinguished speakers of the conferences include White House Counsel to the President, Attorney Generals and several Secretaries of the US departments.

The NYLSC nominations require outstanding scholastic achievements and demonstrated leadership potential. Angad’s Math Teacher at Northwestern Middle School, Mr. Brian Jackson who nominated Angad said “Of all the 7th grade students I have known over the years, Angad is one of the most mature, thoughtful, and intelligent young people I have had the experience to know. I believe that we have the responsibility to give all kids an opportunity to be leaders, but also the ones who are leaders need to continue to work on and improve their own skills, so that they may be even better leaders.”