CHS student learns pathology at conference |

CHS student learns pathology at conference

Staff reports

Christian Volker, a student at Carson High School, is attending LeadAmerica’s 2005 Congressional Student Leadership Conference in Miami through June 25.

The CSLC is a college-accredited invitational leadership program for academically talented and promising young leaders. High school students with a record of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement participate from across the United States and internationally.

Students choose from academic areas including government and politics, science and robotics, global business and entrepreneurship and medicine and health care.

Volker is participating in the 10-day “CSI: Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation” forum. Through briefings and discussions with national and international leaders in forensic science and realistic, hands-on simulations, Volker will experience leadership in action and learn first-hand about the complexities of decision-making in forensic areas such as 3-D reconstruction, ballistic analysis, fiber analysis, blood-spatter analysis and DNA analysis. In interactive workshops and activities, Volker will develop leadership skills, including effective communication, conflict resolution, team building and time management.

“Students develop confidence and maturity while gaining skills that will help them achieve success in college and life. The CSLC commits itself to providing youth with unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, leadership and educational advancement,” said Dr. Gilbert Morris, director of faculty development.

“Leadership is not just for those in our government and businesses,” said Chris M. Salamone, founder and executive director of the CSLC. “Leadership begins with our young people – in their homes, their schools, and their communities – as they seek knowledge and understanding and work to improve the world around them.”

For information on LeadAmerica and CSLC, go to or call 866-FYI-LEAD (394-5323).