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Students Graduate from Delaware Youth Leadership Network

Grace du Pont '22 and Gautam Wadhwa '23 recently graduated from the Delaware Youth Leadership Network (DYLN), a year-long leadership program that teaches high school sophomores and juniors skills in public speaking, networking, design thinking and leadership. Du Pont and Wadhwa were chosen to be a part of this group of 32 students from across the tristate area out of hundreds of applicants and a rigorous interview process. Students attended talks from many community leaders, perfected their interview skills, developed LinkedIn accounts, created résumés and developed skills to enhance their leadership abilities. Their final project was finding a need within the community and creating a viable solution, and students then pitched their ideas to the group and a panel of judges. Three awards were given, and du Pont's team, Delaware for Environmental Sustainability, won the Golden Compass Award, which represents the highest feasibility for long term impacts within our community. Congrats, Grace and Gautam!