LEWISTON – Jenna Bosse of Greene and Stephanie Costello of Lewiston will be among 200 outstanding middle school students from across the United States who will take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from Feb. 18 through 23 in Washington, D.C.

Each session of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is designed to educate, inspire and motivate students by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them through high school and beyond.

Bosse is a sixth-grade honor roll and principal’s list student at St. Joseph’s School. She was also a 2005 recipient of the Sister Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.

Bosse loves the game of hockey and plays for the Lewiston Junior Maineiacs PeeWee Blue Team.

She also plays soccer and likes to rollerblade.

Costello is also a sixth-grade honor roll student at St. Joseph’s School.

In addition to honor roll, she is recognized each quarter on the principal’s list.

She is a past recipient of the Sister Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for leadership, respect of others and modeling behavior that exemplifies her Catholic education.

Costello is an avid soccer player and has been playing since she was 5.

She is on the Coastal U-12 Girls Premier Soccer Team. She also plays basketball and tennis and skis.

The students will be given the opportunity to learn about leadership by studying the leaders of the past and by focusing on social advocacy to make a positive impact in their homes and communities.

Through an examination of different historical time periods and characteristics of leadership, students will gain a better understanding of what it takes to become an effective leader.

Students will also visit historic landmarks, government facilities and Colonial Williamsburg. For more information, visit www.cylc.org.

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