Orsatelli selected for conference

  • Photo courtesy of Storm Orsatelli

    Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School student, Rayven Orsatelli, is selected to attend a national youth conference in Washington this summer.

KALAHEO — This summer, one student from Kauai will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Rayven Orsatelli from Kalaheo has been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.

“By attending this conference, I will increase my knowledge of leadership skills that I can use at school, in 4-H, student government and our community,” Orsatelli said.

The Envision program enables students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to spend six days in and around the nation’s capital, experience the power of democracy among the monuments, be inspired by exemplary stories of courage, collaborate to discover solutions to some of today’s issues, and spend a night in a museum among new friends.

Orsatelli is excited to take her first trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the conference, see the various memorials and learn about United States history.

“I was nominated by my school because of my excellent grades, good attitude, and leadership skills,” she said. “At this conference, we will be learning about important leadership qualities, our nation’s history, tour the national monuments and how to engage in problem solving with current issues facing our nation.”

The 6th-grade student has achieved Honor Roll status the entire year at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, where she was awarded Most Enthusiastic Student. Orsatelli participates in the Kauai 4-H Livestock Club, where she has raised several grand champion animals and competed at the state level on the Kauai 4-H Judging Team.

“Junior National Young Leaders Conference is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively,” said Andrew Potter, the chief academic officer for Envision.

“These students, who have already proven themselves academically, will be challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life,” he added.

You can support Orsatelli’s participation in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. by using Paypal “send money to a friend” email address lawaivalley@aol.com or by mailing a check to Rayven Orsatelli, P.O. Box 823, Koloa, HI 96756.

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