Downey High student spends week in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jacqueline Nu?±ez, a senior at Downey High School, visited with Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) during her weeklong stay in Washington, D.C. as a participant in the National Young Leaders' Conference.Roybal-Allard, who represents the 34th District which includes Downey, said she is proud of Nu?±ez's involvement in the program and success in school. "The National Young Leaders' Conference is a unique opportunity for young people to learn first-hand how our government operates," Roybal-Allard said. "Jacqueline is among the many bright students with leadership potential from across our country who will hopefully take what they've learned as part of this program and return home more knowledgeable about the process and better prepared to one day serve their communities and make a difference." The conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership, educational organization dedicated to helping young people develop leadership skills. Nu?±ez, who was in the nation's capital from June 26-July 5, was among more than 240 high school students from throughout the nation participating in the conference and one of 27 students from California. During the week, she and the other students visited with Members of Congress, conducted mock congressional and presidential deliberations and spent time sightseeing around the area. She is the daughter of Downey resident Maria Nu?±ez.

********** Published: July 15, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 13