STARK, N.H. -- Lydia Cross, the only sixth-grade student at Stark Village School, has been nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington DC. Lydia was nominated by Joy Keddy, the school librarian, "who recognized her as an outstanding individual who has achieved academic excellence and possesses strong leadership potential."
Lydia has been an honor student for the past three and a half years, loves to fish, hunt and kayak, and takes dance and ski lessons. Lydia strives to become an oceanographer and has attended camp at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H. each summer to learn more about the ocean. With these activities, JrNYLC sees her as a young achiever who will get the most out of this unparalleled opportunity.
Lydia will be participating in April with other outstanding middle school students from across the US. During this six-day program, she will take part in educational activities, presentations and explore relevant sites, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia and Washington, DC's museums and memorials. In addition students will study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods in American History.
Lydia is looking forward to learning about the past leaders and how her experience can help her become a positive influence in her community. She has received donations from the following sponsors: Caron's Stove Shop, AB Logging, North Country Dance Academy, Leona and Gordon Clogston, Jane and John Moquin, Cynthia and Skip Malmquist, Martha Bouthillier and Mark Zartarian. She will be holding a St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at the Stark Village School, along with a raffle, sending sponsor letters to local businesses and holding bake sales to fund this trip, as it is an event beyond school involvement.
Lydia is the daughter of Calvin and Patricia Cross. Monetary and raffle donations are appreciated. For more information, call (603) 449-6679.