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Pinson’s Kyla Thompson takes part in Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

PINSON –This summer, Kyla Thompson from Pinson is joining outstanding elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place this summer in Atlanta, GA.

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Kyla Thompson of Pinson is participating the the national program, Pathways to STEM.

Thompson was nominated by her talented and gifted program teacher Teresa Purser at Kermit Johnson Elementary.

She loves the outdoors and camping, recently attending YMCA Camp Cosby. She will be starting karate class this fall. She has interest in coding and chess that started in TAG this year in school. Thompson ran in the Regions Super Hero 5K in February and has The Color Run coming up in September.
She is the daughter of Stephanie Thompson and Jon Thompson, with bonus mom Brianna Thompson and bonus dad Chris Forman. She attends Clearbranch United Methodist Church.

“NYLF 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, are challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life.”

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.

 

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