Story by Janmarie Foschini
Jack Curless, a graduate of the Greenwood Lake Middle School, recently took part in a Distinct academic and career development experience. Jack, along with many other exceptional middle school students from across the Nation, took part in the Junior National Young Leaders alumni conference held in Boston, MA.
Jack graduated from the Greenwood Lake Middle School in June with high honors. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society, a student/athlete and is well respected by his teachers and peers.
“I felt honored to be nominated to take part in this leadership program. I will be going to Warwick Valley High School. I love to play guitar and baseball. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do for my future but I will certainly take the knowledge I have gained from this program and apply it to whatever I may do,” said Jack.
The conference is one of Envisions Family Programs, which gives students the opportunity to seek and explore their interests and experience learning outside the classroom setting. The Envision Program is an opportunity for the students who are high achievers to experience hands on learning.
The program has served more than 800,00 students in more than 145 countries since 1985, helping them develop leadership and career skills needed to succeed in college and in the career world.