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Truckee student selected to participate in National Leadership Program

Mikiah Raffaeli
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Davis, Calif. and#8212; Mikiah Raffaeli, a junior at Tahoe Truckee High School in 2008-09, has been selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at the College of Wooster, Wooster from June 21-28, 2009.

Mikiah Raffaeli is one of 32 students from around the country who is honored by being accepted into the Foundation for Teaching Economicsand#8217; Wooster Economics for Leaders program. All of the students have been selected because they have demonstrated excellent leadership potential.

During the week-long Economics for Leaders program, students attain an understanding of economic reasoning principles and how to employ these concepts for successful and effective leadership. Additionally, participants achieve a heightened awareness of the impact their decisions have on others and the responsibility that awareness imposes. Economics for Leaders is an unparalleled learning and growing opportunity. Students who have attended Economics for Leaders programs in prior years have called it and#8220;the experience of a lifetime.and#8221;

and#8212;Jim Klauder, vice president, public affairs and development, Foundation for Teaching Economics.