Boyd student to attend forum

Apr. 1—CATLETTSBURG — Boyd County elementary school student Harper Caudill will take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM, which will be in July on the campus of University of Memphis.

The 10-year-old daughter of Robert and Allissa Caudill was nominated to attend the forum by her Language Arts and Reading teacher, Penny Preece, at her elementary school. The girl is a member of her school's Academic Team and Safety Patrol. Outside the classroom, she is very active in the arts, participating in local musical theater productions, taking voice and piano lessons and participating in classes at a local dance studio.

Mrs. Caudill said she and her husband will accompany her during the week-long program.

"They have different opportunities there that will be related to lots of different things," Mrs. Caudill said. "Forensic, health care — she will get the chance to do several things."

The fifth-grader is in the gifted and talented program at school and enjoys all subjects.

"I am excited for Harper to meet, work and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools," Dr. Jan Sikorsky, vice president, Education for Envision, said. "NYLF: Pathways to STEM is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious young students to explore their interests outside the classroom and discover how to innovate and think creatively through hands-on immersive learning. Our students are challenged with real-world simulations and problems, working together to develop unique solutions and projects to bring life to their studies and career interests."

For more than 35 years, Envision by WorldStrides has empowered extraordinary students to become their best selves through programs that enable them to discover their passion, explore a career and positively impact their world. In 2018, Envision became part of the WorldStrides family.

The largest provider of educational travel and experiences in the United States, WorldStrides works with more than 50,000 educators each year to help more than 550,000 students see the world — and themselves — in new ways.