Keilani Afalava was selected to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference in Seattle.
LAKEWOOD‚ÄîKeilani Afalava, a Lochburn Middle School eighth grader, attended the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) in Seattle in February. Afalava was nominated to attend the conference by former Lochburn counselor Sharon West, who now works at Woodbrook.
“Keilani is the epitome of a middle school leader,” said West. “She is so well balanced in everything she does‚Äîacademics, leadership, sports and community service; she’s got it all!”
Afalava has a 4.0 grade point average and is very active in her school and community. She plans to attend a four year college and study to be a pediatrician.
“I think it’s important for everyone to be a leader‚Äîthere are too many followers who are afraid to stand out,” said Afalava. “This conference helped me increase my leadership skills and I had a lot of fun meeting new people. I can’t wait to share what I have learned with others.”
The NYLSC is a four day leadership development program that gives students a personalized assessment of their leadership abilities. This year’s focus was “courageous leadership.”