Morristown fourth grader Thomas to attend STEM leadership conference in North Carolina

Alexandria Thomas stands with her fourth-grade teacher Carrie Clowney, of Alpha Intermediate School. Alexandria will be going to a national youth forum this summer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Alexandria Thomas, from Morristown, will join outstanding elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM, taking place this summer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Alexandria was nominated to attend the forum by her fourth-grade teacher at Alpha Intermediate School.

In addition to participating in BETA Club and the Duke Tip Program, Alexandria is also passionate about sports and plays basketball for the school and is on a competitve traveling soccer team called Lakeway Soccer Club.

With dreams of being a sports therapist, Alexandria is looking forward to gaining the hands-on medical experience that the forum provides.

“NYLF Pathways to STEM is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively,” said Andrew Potter, the chief academic officer for Envision. “These students, who have already proven themselves academically, are challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life.”

Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.