Miller Place High School junior JC Guido has been selected to attend a six day National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on national security beginning Feb. 19 in Washington, D.C.
Guido was selected to participate in the forum, entitled National Security: Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense, was nominated and selected to participate in this forum based upon his academic achievement and his interest in the fields of national security, defense and diplomacy.
“We are extremely proud of JC for earning this prestigious opportunity,” said Miller Place School District Superintendent Dr. Higuera. “Throughout his academic career, JC has demonstrated the leadership and skills needed to succeed in Washington and make the Miller Place community proud.”
Guido will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in the six day program where he will be introduced to the challenging careers in national security, intelligence and the diplomatic corps among others. He will also have the exclusive opportunity to visit some of the most sensitive national security and diplomatic sites in the nation's capital.
“JC is a highly motivated student and will learn a great deal in Washington,” said Miller Place High School Principal Kevin Slavin. “This exclusive opportunity has the potential to shape his future and I know he will take full advantage of it.”
Throughout the program, students use critical thinking, leadership and public speaking skills to tackle the complexity of national decision-making as they examine how the country plans for peace and prepares for crisis. Students will witness the crisis decision-making process similar to that employed by the nation’s top policy makers.