St. John Valley

Picard joins national youth leader forum

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — This summer, Landon Picard of Frenchville will join outstanding middle-school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Forum:  Pathways to STEM in Boston.

Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Picard was nominated to attend the forum by Sherry Dubis, one of his former teachers at Dr. Levesque Elementary School.  In addition to being a member of his school band and robotics team, Picard is passionate about sports and plays soccer, basketball and baseball for his school and local sports teams.   

“NYFL:  Pathways to STEM is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively,” said Andrew Potter, the chief academic officer for Envision. “These students, who have already proven themselves academically, will be challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life.”

Although he is just beginning to look into career options, Picard is very interested in architecture and looks forward to gaining hands-on engineering experience that the forum provides.

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