Saint Martin's student selected for National Young People for Summit
Jan. 9, 2006
Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University junior
Taylor “Tip” Wonhoff, South Bend, has been chosen as a delegate to the
Young People For 2006 National Summit. The summit will be Jan. 13-16 in
Young People For (YP4) is a network of student
leaders, activists and young elected officials who work together to
affect progressive social and political change. The organization, the
youth branch of People for the American Way, identifies campus leaders
and helps them learn ways to work for positive social change in their
communities and nationally.
The summit will provide information and practice
with organizing skills, advocating for social and political issues and
other leadership and communication skills needed to address issues on
their campuses and in their communities.
Wonhoff is a 2003 graduate of Willapa Valley High
School and is majoring in political science at Saint Martin’s. He is one
of 165 students chosen as a Young People For fellow and was the only
student selected from Washington state. He was nominated for one of the
15 at-large fellowships by his internship supervisor at WalmartWatch.Com.
The remaining 150 fellows are from colleges and universities with
chapters of the organization in their states.
At Saint Martin’s, Wonhoff has been active in
student affairs since his freshman year, when he co-founded the Donkey
Democrat Club. He served as the club’s president and has been active in
the Saint Martin’s Social Action Club, on student government issues and
in state political campaigns. He currently is judicial vice president of
the student government, the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s
University and president of the university’s Residence Hall Council.
He said the all-expenses-paid fellowship will help
him learn ways he can get students more interested and invested in
social and political issues.
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