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Three RCC TRiO- Educational Talent Search High School Students Heading to National Student Leadership Congress

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Three Jackson County high school students are heading to Washington D.C. for a week (June 9-14, 2018) to participate in the National Student Leadership Congress as delegates from the Rogue Community College (RCC) TRiO-Educational Talent Search program.

Each summer, the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education hosts more than 150 high school delegates from the federal TRiO programs for this rigorous six-day leadership experience on the Georgetown University campus.

Janet Basney, director of the RCC TRiO-Educational Talent Search program, nominated Micah Callahan from Eagle Point High School and Nathaniel Morales and Priscila Espana, both from Phoenix High School, because they are outstanding rising seniors in the class of 2019.

“These TRiO participants were selected because they have a 3.9 cumulative GPA as well as an interest in government and politics, and they are ready for a challenging and intensive learning experience," explained Basney.

In addition to meeting their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill, the delegates will engage in conflict resolution workshops and diversity training while spending much of the program researching a critical and controversial current policy issue, drafting legislation and then arguing their position.

On June 19 and 20, the three local students will share a presentation and video about their experiences with their peers at the TRiO REACH (Realize Excel Accept Curiosity Heart) Bootcamp, a two-day intensive program that assists students to identify their own strengths, accomplish their goals and succeed in college. All current TRiO juniors are invited to attend.


For more information about the:

Nathaniel Morales (RCC/TRiO ETS)

Priscila Espana (RCC/TRiO ETS)

Micah Callahan (RCC/TRiO ETS)