This summer, Belen High School junior Brenden Page, son of Justin and Kelli Page, joined outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in an unique academic and career oriented development experience.
The National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security, one of the Envision family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom, was held on the campus of University of Maryland, Washington, D.C.
During the forum, Page visited sites that correspond to the fields of defense, diplomacy and intelligence.
Page was nominated to attend the forum by Kenneth Zamora, his world history and geography teacher at Belen High School.
Page is currently focusing on his advanced classes and looking into possible colleges and universities.
Most recently, Page was selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, based on his outstanding academic achievement.
Page is still currently researching his career choices, but he enjoyed the experiences he gained by visiting the Pentagon, headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of State.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Brenden to meet, work and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country and the globe,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people and grow.
“Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At NYLF National Security, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel at college and in the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
For more information about Envision, visit envisionexperience.com.
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