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Lowcountry student defends school programs in Washington, D.C.

Juliette Daniel in Washington, D.C. (Source: WAHS) Juliette Daniel in Washington, D.C. (Source: WAHS)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A student at West Ashley High School recently took an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Save The Children Youth Advocacy Summit.

Juliette Daniel was selected to receive a scholarship from Roper St. Francis Hospital for this once in a lifetime trip after submitting an essay. Daniel was in Washington from April 9 to April 16.

The trip gave Daniel the opportunity to speak at the summit on behalf of the children who participate in South Carolina's educationally and federally funded programs.

Daniel was also able to meet South Carolina's State Congressmen Jeff Duncan, Senator Tim Scott, and House Representative Joe Wilson.

While at the nation's capital, Daniel asked that the Head Start program and the Twenty-First Century after-school programs continued to be funded by the government despite recent budget cuts.

"In order to ensure that our future's leaders are prepared for the world, they must acquire the necessary education from a very young age in order to progress and do well," explained Daniel. "It was a pleasure to have taken part in such an important event. I really enjoy giving back to my community and helping others. Child advocacy is extremely important and I encourage everyone to become involved."

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