Alanah Cole, from Ashland, will join outstanding elementary school students from across the nation this summer to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM taking place in Bowling Green.

NYLF Pathways to Stem is one of the Envision family of programs ( that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Alanah will be in fourth grade at Taft Intermediate School and was nominated by her third grade teacher, Mrs. White. She is involved in dance and softball and will be learning how to play the violin. Alanah is already planning her future as a middle grades teacher and aspires to attend The Ohio State University. The opportunity to attend this forum will keep her challenged this summer as she pursues other opportunities for her future and she is honored to be nominated.

"NYLF Pathways to STEM is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive leading, how to innovate and think creatively," said Andrew Potter, the Chief Academic Officer for Envision. "These students, who have already proven themselves academically, will be challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to being their studies and career interests to life."

Since 1985, Envision Programs have served more that 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.