Lisette Piette, a student at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School in Venice, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum.

She joined a group of students in Washington, D.C., from Monday, April 17th, to Sunday, April 23rd, to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring prominent U.S. monuments and institutions.

She was nominated by her teacher, Lorna Estrada, and recommended by principal Rex Patton.

From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institute and from Colonial Williamsburg to the National Museum of American History, Piette examined the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity.

Forum delegates also participated in small-group discussions and exercises to experience firsthand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus, and foster change.

Piette was nominated and accepted to the forum based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement, and leadership potential.

The forum is coordinated by People to People Student Ambassador Programs to fulfill the vision that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship.

Eisenhower founded People to People in 1956 during his presidency.