Alana Hill, the 12-year-old daughter of Patrick and Candi Hill of La Junta, will attend the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. She is a sixth grader at La Junta Intermediate School. She was nominated for the Envision program when she in fourth grade by then teacher Melissa Ansley.

WASHINGTON – In January 2017, outstanding students from across the United States will gather in the nation’s capital for the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit. During this five-day program, which takes place amid the excitement of the Inauguration of the President of the United States, Summit Scholars will gain a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.

Alana Hill, the 12-year-old daughter of Patrick and Candi Hill of La Junta, will attend the event. She is a sixth grader at La Junta Intermediate School. She was nominated for the Envision program when she in fourth grade by then teacher Melissa Ansley.

Alana is an A-B honor roll student. She is active in youth sports and Student Council. She wants to pursue a career in the medical field after college.

“I’m excited to attend and looking forward to meeting new people,” Alana said. “I’m also excited about learning more about leadership.”

“The Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States,” said Andrew Potter, the Chief Academic Officer for Envision and the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit. “Something that
is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C., for this event is that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the president who will govern our country over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of U.S. leaders.”

Summit Scholars will be inspired to become change agents while hearing from an unparalleled slate of speakers, including Malala Yousafzai, General Colin Powell, Spike Lee, Abby Wambach, Carly Fiorina, Governor Martin O’Malley and more. They will also have a chance to put that inspiration into practice while participating in Delegations for Change, a simulation where Summit Scholars will work together to create workable solutions to the challenges that their generation and the new administration will face. To further commemorate Inauguration Day, Summit Scholars will attend the exclusive Envision Inaugural Gala, held at a Smithsonian Institution museum.

In addition to participating in inaugural events and festivities, scholars will have the opportunity to explore the numerous historic sites and memorials in our nation’s capital, as well as participate in activities designed to expand their knowledge of democratic principles and the presidential election process.

For more information about the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, visit us at EnvisionSummit.com/Inauguration.