Teen from the Woodlands selected as US representative at International Human Rights Summit
Local Girl Scout Demme Durrett has been selected as the lone U.S. youth delegate at the Ninth Annual International Human Rights Summit in Brussels, according to a press release.
Durrett, 15, is a student at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands. She originally applied for the representative spot as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, a feat she achieved in May.
She was recommended after organizing the Human Rights Walk and Festival in The Woodlands, an educational event about the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
United Nations representatives, human rights NGOs and civil leaders will meet with youth delegates from 30 nations at the summit in Brussels from Sept. 7-9. The conference aims to promote world peace and global unity, according to the release.
Durrett intends to lead a 2012 Walk for Human Rights Dec. 8 to further campaign for human rights awareness.
For more information, visit www.humanrightswalk.org.
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