YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Jadon Silva, a middle school student at Soundview Preparatory School in Yorktown, has been accepted to the 2017 Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

Soundview’s academic head of middle school, Marissa Irish, nominated Silva based on his strong academic and personal growth this year. The six-day program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.