ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ronaq Sahni, a student at South Brunswick High School in 2018-2019, has been selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. this week.

Sanhi is one of 40 students nationwide who was accepted into the program, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics. All of the students have been selected because they "have demonstrated excellent leadership potential."

During the weeklong Economics for Leaders program, students attain an understanding of economic reasoning principles and how to employ these concepts for successful and effective leadership. The program helps participants achieve a heightened awareness of the impact their decisions have on others and the responsibility that awareness imposes.

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"To attend the Washington Media & Journalism Conference at George Mason University as a National Youth Correspondent representing South Brunswick was a life-changing experience for me," Sanhi said. "This conference gave me the opportunity to understand and learn from Industry stalwarts the impact and influence media can have on matters of public and national interest.

"We had the opportunity to hear and interact with respected journalists and media stalwarts with the likes of Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic and POLITICO National Political Reporter Laura Barrón-López," Sanhi said.

"A quote by Philip Graham, publisher (of the) Washington Post, is inscribed on a wall at Newseum is now inscribed on my mind as well: 'Journalism is the first rough draft of history'," Sanhi said.