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“I always wanted to do an exchange year and going with ASSIST was definitely the right decision. Not only are you given the opportunity to be at the leading schools around America, but you build lifelong friendships and relationships and become part of a big family.”
On a highlight of her ASSIST year: “I attended the Youth and Government NC Conference as a part of Salem Academy’s delegation. It’s a national YMCA program that provides youth with the opportunity to learn about—and experience—government policies and methodologies. I won 3 out of 4 hearings and made it to an All-Star round as a leading attorney for the 1st Amendment violation case. At the closing ceremony I was presented with the highest award an attorney can achieve at YAG conference – All-star Round Champion.”