Local Student selected for National Young Scholars Program

On August 2, Elizabeth Geiss, daughter of Penney and Scott Geiss, will take part in a National Young Scholars Program (NYSP) to be held in the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

Geiss, who recently graduated from 5th grade at the Harriet Child Elementary School in East Smithfield, Pa., was nominated by Andrew Latchford, the school’s principal.

According to records, Geiss has received academic awards to include a President’s Award, a Library Award, and a Writing Award. Geiss has participated in dance at the Endless Mountains Dance Center in Towanda, Pa., as well as the Pat Haggerty Dancers – an activity she has participated in for seven years.

The scholars program, which is held at both the 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. and at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va., inspires outstanding 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to explore, invent, learn and think creatively.

“The National Young Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on interactive learning, while challenging them in an intellectually stimulating environment outside of the regular classroom,” said Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, dean of academic affairs for the program.

The program also simulates activities and role-play, which encourages scholars to develop leadership skills, while introducing them to the concepts of team-building, problem-solving, public speaking and goal-setting.

To learn more about NYSP, visit nationalyoungscholars.org.

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