Pommersheim will attend Leadership Conference Hannah Pommersheim, of Vermillion, class of 2007, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), an extraordinary leadership development program for outstanding high school students.
While attending the NSLC, Hannah will have the opportunity to study, experience, and develop the skills and traits that define and identify a leader. This year, approximately 8,000 gifted high school students from across the United States and from 45 countries around the world will find themselves immersed in a learning environment unlike any they have ever experienced. These young leaders return to their schools with increased potential and newly developed abilities that enable them to make a positive difference in their communities.
During the conference, students attend special workshops and classes where they study distinctions of leadership. Special guest speakers (that in previous years have included U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, former Attorney General Janet Reno, President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn and Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter as well as world-renowned surgeons, international medical researchers, Ambassadors, Pentagon and White House officials) add a sense of reality and bring current national and international issues to life.
Through participation in this extraordinary program, students develop their abilities to think on their feet, to engage in critical analysis, and to communicate effectively ��skills that will serve them well as leaders in high school, college, and throughout their lives. The NSLC mission is to identify and recognize outstanding young leaders from around the world, and to provide them with a unique learning environment that encourages not only academic achievement, but also diversity, cooperation, and social responsibility.
"Students develop a sense of independence and responsibility," said Dr. Paul M. Lisnek, the NSLC director of academics 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."
The NSLC offers leadership conferences on Mastering Leadership, Law & Advocacy, Medicine & Health Care, Entrepreneurship and Business, International Diplomacy, U.S. Policy and Politics, Intelligence and National Security, Engineering, and Inside the Arts.