Rylan Qualls to Take Part in Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum


This summer, Rylan Qualls from Pampa will join oustanding students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security, Diplomacy, and Intelligence at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

NYLF National Security is one of Envision by WorldStrides family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Rylan was nominated in early January of this year. In addition to participating in student government as student body secretary of PHS this coming school year and PISD Student Ambassador Vice President, Rylan is also involved in choir, show choir, FBC praise team, debate, FBC student leadership and is a member of the National Italian American Foundation and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

With dreams of a career in politics focusing on foreign affairs, Rylan is looking forward to gaining a hands-on experience that the forum provides.

“I am excited for Rylan to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Dr. Jan Sikorsky, Vice President, Education for Envision. “NYLF National Security is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious young students to explore their interests outside the classroom and discover how to innovate and think creatively through hands-on immersive learning. Our students are challenged with real-world simulations and problems, working together to develop unique solutions and project to bring life to their studies and career interests.”

For over 35 years, Envision by WorldStrides has empowered extraordinary students to become their best selves through programs that enable them to discover their passion, explore a career, and positively impact their world.

In 2018, Envision became part of the WorldStrides family. The largest provider of educational travel and experiences in the United States, WorldStrides works with over 50,000 educators each year to help more than 550,000 students to see the world-and themselves-in new ways.