Pupil chosen for leadership forum

WEIRTON – Casey Krofcheck, a Weir Middle School student, will participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

Along with students from around the world, Krofcheck will tour the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and the Capitol. The group also will visit Arlington Cemetery, including the Tomb of the Unknowns and President John F. Kennedy’s grave site, before attending an embassy dinner.

The group will then travel to Philadelphia, where they will study at the National Constitution Center, then to New York City, where they will have a private tour of the United Nations and visit Times Square, Lower Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Sept. 11, 2001, Memorial and Rockefeller Center. The group will then return to Washington, D.C., where they will visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

The program will examine how leaders throughout history have handled world events and include hands-on activities, professional speakers, small-group workshops and visits to memorials, museums and monuments.

“I am excited to study and learn more of the history of our country,” said Krofcheck.

“I am also looking forward to meeting and becoming friends with students from other countries. I do my best and study hard. I am honored I was nominated and chosen to participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum.”

The forum offers specialized educational, leadership and cultural exposure.