Dutch Fork student selected as delegate for conference

Dutch Fork High School student, Jada Silver, has been selected to represent Irmo as a National Youth Delegate to the 2022 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Silver joins a select group of 100 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental sciences and conservation. Silver was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

“I am so excited and grateful to have been selected,” Silver said. “It means so much, especially because they only pick around 100 students from across the country. I’m most looking forward to having the opportunity to speak with a member of congress about what we have and can do for the environment. I’m also looking forward to meeting so many people from different backgrounds who share my same interests.”

George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo will welcome the nation’s young scholars to Washington, D.C.  The summit will be held June 26 to July 1.

“We are so proud of Jada and her recognition by such distinguished organizations as National Geographic and the Smithsonian,” said Dutch Fork High School Principal Dr. Gerald Gary. “While Dutch Fork is known nationally for our STEM program, Jada’s participation as a delegate at the Washington Youth Summit recognizes the strength in the Humanities programs we offer and the emphasis we place on being a responsible citizen. Congratulations, Jada.”