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Brent Robinson has entered medical school at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. His current areas of interest are in the field of Orthopedic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine. Brent has been employed for the last three years as a research assistant for Dr. David Karli at the Steadman Clinic in Vail. Brent graduated in 2002 from Glenwood Springs High School and in 2007 from Colorado State University with a degree in Sports Medicine. Brent’s parents are Bruce and Dayle Robinson of Glenwood Springs.

This year, Coal Ridge High School freshman Fredi Young will join other outstanding students from across the nation in taking part in a unique leadership development program being held in 35 cities across the country. Themed Courageous Leadership, the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) helps young scholars take an introspective and highly-personalized assessment of their leadership skills and abilities.

Throughout the four-day program, scholars will build a working “toolkit” of strategies to help them successfully dream, create and implement plans that will change how they view their role as leaders in their communities.

“The steps each person takes in discovering his or her own leadership strengths can be a very personal process,” said Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), the organization that sponsors NYLSC. “The National Young Leaders State Conference will help students get at the heart of their innate talents and skills and will also help them identify how best they can serve within their communities.”

The NYLSC curriculum focuses on an introspective and highly-personalized assessment of each student’s leadership skills and abilities. The scholars will be challenged to step forward in a manner that is decisive and confident, to grasp the concepts of leadership that will be taught and to act upon their dreams of making a difference in the world while maintaining the courage of their convictions.

The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is a nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, CYLC is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential. To date, members of the U.S. Congress have joined this commitment by serving on the CYLC Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors. In addition, more than 50 embassies participate in the CYLC’s Honorary Board of Embassies.

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