Seniors attend Youth Leadership Summit at MNHS
Devon Prep Senior Daniel O’Connor of Broomall and Junior Brandon Hoang of Springfield recently were selected to attend the 7th Congressional District’s Third Annual Youth Leadership Summit at Marple Newtown High School. Nearly 700 students from 38 high schools in the 7th District attended this year’s Summit, which was hosted by Congressman Patrick Meehan.
The Summit was an opportunity for students to hear from successful leaders with unique stories and insights to share. The keynote speaker, Liz Scott, mother of Alex Scott of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, spoke to the students about persistence in overcoming adversity. The other speakers included: Logan Cohen, founder of Kudzoo, Inc. and a Forbes “30 Under 30” winner; Carl Antisell from Minding Your Mind, which helps young people overcome addiction and depression; and Christian Zajac, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the FBI in Philadelphia.
According to both O’Connor and Hoang attending the Summit was a worthwhile experience. “Congressman Meehan invited multiple speakers to discuss what it means to be a leader,” Said Hoang. “Logan Cohen, the cofounder of Kudzoo, delivered a great speech. From this event, I learned what it takes to be an even better leader. “
O’Connor serves as Devon Prep’s Student Council president and Hoang serves as vice president of the school’s Christian Action Program.
For more information contact Devon Prep at 610-688-7337 or visit www. devonprep.com.
Devon Prep students Daniel O’Connor of Broomall (left) and Brandon Hoang of Springfield (right) recently met U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan during the 7th Congressional District’s Third Annual Youth Leadership Summit held in Marple Newtown High School.