Jackson Burkholder, a fourth grade student at Wauseon, participated in the National Young Scholars Program, July 29 through Aug. 3, in Chevy Chase, Md., and Washington, D.C.
He is the son of Jay and Megan Burkholder, Wauseon, and the late Sara Burkholder. His grandparents are Dave and Judy Burkholder, Wauseon; Ned and Sandy Wyse, Archbold; and Pam Rychener, Archbold.
NYSP gives students the chance to engage in handson interactive learning, while challenging them in an intellectually stimulating environment outside of the regular classroom.
Simulation activities and role-playing encourage scholars to develop their leadership skills, while introducing them to the concepts of team building, problem solving, public speaking, and goal setting.
The program culminates with student-created projects tying in leadership skills learned with the discoveries made in their specific area of study such as engineering, forensic science, and medicine.
Burkholder was nominated by his teacher, Danielle Wilson.