Perry L. Newell, Lakewood
On November 10, 2012 Zoey Selby along with roughly 70 other young leaders from the Northwest region, returned to the North Cascades for the Henry M. Jackson Youth Leadership Conference. As explained by Zoey “the focus of the conference was to gain leadership skills such as creating connections and to refine public speaking skills.”
Besides learning about leadership, Zoey also rejoiced in the experience of being back in the North Cascades, where earlier this summer, she spent three extensive weeks studying climate change. After attending the Conference, Zoey looks forward to tackling environmental issues in her own neighborhood as well as returning to the North Cascades National Park next summer as an Intern Ranger.
The conference is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college freshmen who participate in stewardship programs on public lands in the Pacific Northwest. Sixty youth participate in the conference aimed to provide tools for students to build awareness, learning, inspiration and engagement to help equip them to take action toward conservation.