Hometown Patriot - June 19, 2013 - Megan Alexander - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hometown Patriot - June 19, 2013 - Megan Alexander

Megan Alexander, of Sulphur, is attending the World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. this summer. The Leblanc Middle School student will tour historical locations in the northeast. As part of her trip, Megan is going to three different cities: Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. Megan says she'd like to one day be either an attorney or veterinarian.

"I wanted to be a lawyer for a while, but then I got more interested in animals," said Megan. "I still go back and forth between those two. I'm really good at arguing. I like to prove people are wrong. I thought that would be fun. My mom tells me I'm really good at that."

She was nominated for the trip by Frasch Elementary teacher Ashley Fletcher, who hopes Megan will come home with improved leadership skills.

"I think it gives them a new realization of what Washington, D.C. is," said Fletcher. "You don't just see it on TV as the big White House. It's a more in-depth look at what our government and our capital is all about."

Megan says she's hoping to learn a lot about responsibility

"Because you're pretty much without any of your family and you're having to kind of depend on yourself for what you need, even though there are sponsors around," said Megan. 

Megan leaves for the forum on Sunday.

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