By William Thompson: Quay County Sun
A Conchas middle schools student whose favorite subject is American History, will be representing her town on at a leadership conference in March in Washington, D.C.
Sara Miller, 12, will be attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in the nation’s capital from March 14-20.
Miller’s mother Kelly Reed Miller said the conference is intended for middle school students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and are interested in government, United States history and politics.
According to a People to People press release, forum delegates will participate in small-group discussions and exercises to experience first-hand how leaders develop strategies and make decisions.
The press release also states that forum delegates receive high school credit for studies in Washington.
Sara, who recently transferred from Roy to Tucumcari Middle
School, said she looks forward to visiting the White House.
“The president might be there,” Sara said. “I’m also looking forward to seeing colonial Williamsburg.”
Sara said that a teacher at Roy Middle School nominated her for the conference because she has demonstrated a
strong leadership personality. She carried a 3.95 grade point average.
“I’ve already been sent a study guide from the conference with daily assignments,” Miller said. “American History is my favorite subject.”
The Millers still have money to be raised for the trip to
Washington. The American Legion Post 19 in Conchas recently held a dinner to raise money for Sara’s trip.
Sara said it will be her first visit to Washington, but may not be her last.
“I wouldn’t mind being President someday,” she said.