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Alexandria Student Chosen for National Civics Fellowship

Laura Zhang (Photo courtesy Bill of Rights Institute)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Laura Zhang, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, has been selected to be part of a cohort for the 2024 Student Fellowship from the Bill of Rights Institute.

“At the Bill of Rights Institute, we teach civics and we equip students to live the ideals of a free and just society,” said Institute President and CEO David J. Bobb, Ph.D. “Through our Student Fellowship program, we provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for building civil society.”

Zhang, from Vienna, was chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants. The cohort consists of 25 students from 15 states.

As a Student Fellow, she will participate in a six-month educational program and capstone trips to Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.

The selection process included a faculty nomination and essay submissions about leadership and good citizenship.

Previous Student Fellows have met members of Congress, toured some of America’s historic sites, and published their work in newspapers.

The Bill of Rights Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to advance civics and history education. The Institute’s Student Fellowship program helps high school students develop as engaged citizens and civic leaders.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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