TRIO of Iowa State University announces that two of its students have been selected to attend this summer’s Executive Convention.
They were nominated by their talent search advisors and selected by the Council of Opportunity in Education after submitting an application and meeting appropriate academic standards. Students from the United States apply for this event.
The selected students are as follows: 11th grader Katelynn Pentico from Perry High School and 10th grader Natalie Vianey Andrade from Marshalltown High School.
Bri Laughlin, Natalie’s TRIO Talent Search Advisor, said: “I nominated Natalie because she is intentional in everything she does. She values hard work, dedication and perseverance. She has a passion for creating positive and meaningful change in her community; She is always thinking about the bigger picture and what she can do to contribute to that picture. I want her to grow in her ability to influence her peers and community while continuing to build on her confidence and leadership.”
At the National Student Leadership Congress, TRIO pre-college students from the United States and Territories come to Washington, DC to collaborate in finding innovative solutions to today’s societal problems. It is an intensive six-day leadership experience hosted on the Georgetown University campus.
ISU TRIO Talent Search is a college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education.