Hannah heads to WashingtonPublished 10:58pm Monday, February 27, 2012
Hannah Horst always wanted to see the world.
She’s been getting a lot of opportunities to do so these days.
The Brandywine High School sophomore went to Australia in the eighth grade as a student ambassador, and, in June, she’ll be heading to Washington, D.C., for another educational trip.
Horst joins a group of 250 students who will travel to George Washington University for a weeklong Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.
“I’m looking forward to being able to get out there and see what there is available for me,” said Horst, who was chosen for her academic accomplishments and interest in science and conservation.
She is the sophomore class president, a choir member and a three-sport athlete, competing in basketball, volleyball and softball.
Horst was nominated by her school to attend the youth summit and selected based, in part, on a paper she wrote in eighth grade on the Rwanda Genocide.
Horst said she hopes to attend a university in Florida or Alabama upon graduating from Brandywine High School in two years.
She eventually wants to work with animals, fight for animal rights or work in the field of law.
“Since I was little, I’ve always been interested in animals and making life better for them,” said Horst, who, in the third grade, helped create a fundraiser for the Twisted Oaks Animal Rescue in Niles.
The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment is a student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century.The summit is being put on by George Mason University, the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo.
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