Whitesboro teen to represent Oklahoma at national youth summit in D.C.

Whitesboro High School student Tiffany Worrell has selected to represent Oklahoma as a delegate to the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.Worrell will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.The group of students will be welcomed to Washington D.C. by George Mason University, The National Geographic Society, and the National Zoo. The Washington Youth Summit will provide the students in attendance with an unique and exciting experience. The program offers a distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners. The summit is to be held on George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus and will encourage students to pursue successful careers in the dynamic industry of environmental science.The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment is a student leadership conference designed with the intent to develop and encourage future leaders in the fields of environmental studies and conservation. The WYSE advisory board is chaired by Mark Bauman, Executive Vice President of National Geographic Television and co-chaired by Joe Sacco, Educational Directro for the National Zoo. Other members include world renowned scholars, distinguished scientists, and award winning university faculty.George Mason University is located in northern Virginia within minutes of Washington D.C. The university enjoys global distinction in a range of academic fields and provides access to diverse cultural experiences. In addition to environmental science, GMU offer strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of subjects.