Austin Shannon, class of 2012, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Medicine & Health Care this summer at UC Berkeley.
During the conference, Austin will attend specialized workshops and classes designed to develop the skills and traits that define a leader.
Leading professionals and professors from top colleges facilitate the programs and engage the students in hands-on activities that provide students with a day-in-the-life understanding of a prospective career.
Trips and tours also enhance the students’ experience, by tailoring them to their specific conference.
Austin will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from recognized leaders.
This year, thousands of high school students from across the United States and around the world will find themselves immersed in a learning environment unlike any they have ever experienced.
These young leaders spend time with other high-achieving students who share the same drive to succeed.
Then they will return to their schools with increased potential and newly developed abilities that will enable them to make a positive difference in their communities.
“Students develop a sense of independence and responsibility,” said Paul M. Lisnek, NSLC leadership professor and former assistant dean of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
“They leave with a true feeling of accomplishment and confidence in their ability to handle the challenges that lie ahead.”
In order to achieve his goal of attending the National Student Leadership Conference this summer, Austin must raise significant funds to cover the cost of the program as well as the cost of transportation to and from Berkeley. He will be diligently working to acquire the means to attend through various fund-raising activities as well as his after-school job.
Those wishing to contribute to Austin’s NSLC fund may address donations to: Austin Shannon c/o Michelle McDaniel, 703 S. Ridgeway St., Payson, AZ 85541.