Lithuanians in the news
20th June, 2004
Renata Popenhagen to participate in Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington and New York
Renata Popenhagen
Young Lithuanian heritage Sydney student, Renata Popenhagen, has been selected to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) in the U.S.A. GYLC will be held June 27- July 8, 2004, in Washington, D.C. and New York City. It is a great honour for Renata to be selected as one of 350 outstanding secondary school students from around the world to attend this conference.
The theme of GYLC is "The Leaders of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future". Renata will have invaluable opportunities to interact with leaders influential in politics, finance, culture and diplomacy. She will participate in an appropriately designed curriculum to build leadership skills. GYLC is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), a non-profit, non-partisan educational organisation founded in 1985 by U.S. Congress, with many members of the U.S. Congress serving on the CYLC Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors.
The theme of Renata's essay, which she wrote for the competition to be selected for GYLC, was "Lithuania joins the European Union". Renata is a talented high school student, who also attends Lithuanian language lessons at the Sydney Lithuanian Language Saturday School. She is a competent actress, fashion designer and enjoys Lithuanian folk crafts, such as weaving and straw art.

Congratulations, Renata!