White Plains student to attend Jr. National Young Leaders Conference

Chelsey Lockhart of White Plains will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

This summer, Chelsey Lockhart of White Plains will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Jr. National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., according to a news release from the organization.

Jr. National Young Leaders Conference is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Chelsey was nominated to attend the JrNYLC by her seventh-grade teacher at Matthew Henson Middle School. In addition to being an honor roll student and in her school’s women’s chamber ensemble, seventh-grade chorus choir, seventh grade concert women and a active participant in Educators Rising.

Chelsey is also passionate about sports and plays basketball, track and cheerleading on local Charles County Recreation teams and for the Henson Huskies. She also spends her time as a member of Phenomenal Young Women Inc, a local nonprofit that supports young women in building blueprints for success through academics, entrepreneurship, health and wellness and social skills.

With dreams of being a celebrity chef and/or singer, Chelsey is looking forward to gaining more knowledge and experience that the conference will provide to support in her future success.

“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Chelsey Lockhart to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country,” Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision, said in the release. “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 Jr. National Young Leaders Conference, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in high school, college, and 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.”