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Local student invited to Washington conference

Roland Dimaya, 16, will attend the National Student Leadership

Conference on Medicine and Health Care from July 31 to Aug. 10 in

Washington, D.C.

Roland, a sophomore at Oakwood School in North Hollywood, received


an invitation to attend the conference because of his outstanding

scholastic achievement and community service. The conference’s

mission is to identify and recognize outstanding young leaders from

around the world, and to provide them with a unique learning


environment that encourages not only academic achievement, but also

diversity, cooperation and social responsibility.

At the conference, Roland will join about 1,500 other high school

students from across the United States and 45 countries. During their

10-day stay, the students will attend special leadership workshops

and classes. They will hear from guest speakers, including Pentagon

and White House officials.

Molly Shore