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Updated: 12/20/2013 08:00:01AM

Imagine student to attend leadership conference

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Imagine School at North Port sophomore Carlee Kovalevski, right, was recently selected as a HOBY Leadership Conference representative. Samantha Fussell, left, is an alternate.

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NORTH PORT — An Imagine School at North Port sophomore has been selected to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference next summer at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

In November, Imagine School’s student government offered Imagine sophomores a chance to demonstrate leadership and win a $350 scholarship to the conference. Applicants wrote a short essay about the rewards and challenges of leadership, and finalists moved on to an interview round conducted by a panel of student government members and advisors. Of the group of qualified candidates, the selection committee chose Carlee Kovalevski, 15, who contended that example defines leadership.

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