Monday, April 25, 2016
The Bank of America Student Leaders program has announced that Shorecrest High School junior Mariama Sidibe has been selected to participate in its 2016 Student Leadership Summit this summer in Washington, D.C.
The Student Leadership Summit is a competitive application program open to all juniors and seniors across the country. Mariama will join about 150 other high school students from around the U.S. for an all-expenses paid week in the nation’s capital, where she will take workshops with others in volunteer leadership. Only about three percent of applicants are accepted to the program.
During the remainder of the summer, Mariama will use the skills she acquires at the summit to return to a paid summer internship working for a local non-profit organization in the greater Seattle area.
A Shorecrest National Honor Society member and multi-year winner of the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, Mariama has already performed more than 425 hours of community service during her high school career. Local organizations that have benefited from her volunteerism include the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council; POPY’s Café through the Dale Turner YMCA; and Briarcrest Elementary after-school tutoring.
“Mariama is a courageous leader among her peers at Shorecrest, speaking out for equity,” said Shorecrest Principal Lori Longo. “I admire her scholarship, integrity and spirit tremendously.”