This summer, Aiden Magee, who recently completed fifth grade at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, will join other elementary school students from across the nation to take part in an academic- and career-oriented development experience, Envision’s Junior National Young Leaders Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 23-28.
Envision’s Junior National Young Leaders Conference is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) designed to enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Magee was nominated by his teacher, Shelley McBride, for “Academic Achievement & Leadership Ability.”
“Aiden is a great student, consistently earning High Honor Roll at school. He loves to draw and recently in March of this year, won the James Kenneth Derrickson Memorial scholarship to the Rehoboth Art League,” representatives said.
In February of this year, Magee crossed over and became a Boy Scout in Troop 281. He has been participating in scouting since he was in first grade. In his spare time, he enjoys creating his own custom Lego mini-figures, and he also loves to play baseball. He plays both on a local Little League team, as well as a travel baseball team.
Magee also participates in the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition, where he advanced to the Sectionals in 2018. He will participate again in 2019, with a chance to earn a trip to the MLB All-Star game, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, in July, where he would try to win a national championship in his age group. He was also a member of the 2018 LSLL Pat Knight 8-10 year old championship team.
Magee said his dream is to one day attend the U.S. Air Force Academy and that he would like to become an astronaut and experience space. Upon learning of his nomination, he said, he was excited to attend the JNYLC because of the opportunity to grow as a person and to meet new friends.
He will be attending the event in D.C. for the week by himself, so it’s also a chance for him to grow as a person, representatives noted. “With so many wonderful experiences, guest speakers and trips planned over the course of the week, Aiden has the opportunity to expand on his leadership goals.”
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Aiden to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision.
“Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs.
“At the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in high school, college and the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.