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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Iowa State University TRIO student Natalie Vianey Andrade, MHS, is one of two high school students from Iowa chosen for the National Student Leadership Congress.

Iowa State University TRIO announces that two of its students have been selected to attend the leadership convention this summer.

They were nominated by their talent search advisors and selected by the Council of Opportunity in Education after submitting an application and meeting the appropriate academic standards. Students across the United States are applying for this event.

The selected students are: Katelynn Pentico, Grade 11 student, from Perry High School and Natalie Vianey Andrade, Grade 10 student, from Marshalltown High School.

Bri Laughlin, Natalie’s TRIO Talent Advisor, said, “I nominated Natalie because she is intentional in everything she does. She values ​​hard work, commitment and perseverance. She has a passion for creating positive and meaningful change within her community; she is always thinking about the big picture and what she can do to help. I want to see her grow in her ability to impact her peers and community while continuing to build her confidence and ability to lead.

The National Student Leadership Congress is where TRIO pre-college students come from the United States and territories to Washington, D.C. to collaborate in finding innovative solutions to today’s societal problems. This is a six-day intensive leadership experience held on the campus of Georgetown University.

ISU TRIO Talent Search is a college preparatory program funded by the United States Department of Education.



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