Seminole Student Selected to Attend Young Leaders Conference

By Emma Brown

BRIGHTON — Brittany Smith, daughter of Roger and Diane Smith of Brighton, once again shined among her peers. She has been chosen to serve as a Global Young Scholar representing the U.S. and Florida at the 2007 Global Young Leaders Conference. The conference will take place in either Europe or the U.S.

Brittany has chosen to attend the domestic conference which will take her to Washington, DC and New York City.

The Global Young Leaders Conference is an outstanding opportunity for chosen young scholars to learn the diplomatic, social and economic lessons of the past debate the policies of the present and prepare for a position of national and global leadership in the future.

Throughout the program students will expand their cultural awareness and cultivate their inherent leadership skills as they interact with students from more than 100 countries. Together they will form new ideas and new ways of thinking by participating in simulations that challenge them to look at on-going world issues from varying points of view.

Brittany was selected by the National College Boards Association to participate in this exciting conference. Less than 1 percent of the nation’s students are chosen to be a part of this and Brighton’s Brittany Smith is one of them. Brittany was also elected by her peers to serve as the junior class vice president and she was also chosen to serve on the school’s student council. She has always excelled academically and athletically.

Brittany is also taking the Creek foreign language class offered through Okeechobee High School. Local language teachers teach the class on the Brighton reservation and students are able to take the class as part of their foreign language graduation requirement. The language teachers rave about Brittany’s ability to speak and learn the Creek language and have no doubt that she will be very successful in the class.

Brittany has always been a student to admire and there is no doubt that she will go far in her life’s endeavors. Congratulations Brittany, your family and reservation are behind you.