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Bishop Fenwick High School senior Jordan Zahora if Miamisburg was selected to attend the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at Brown University in Providence, R.I July 23-29, 2018. Her photo was taken July 23 at Dayton International Airport.
Jordan suffered a skull fracture and concussion during a July 4, 2017, car crash, her mother said.
The two-car crash happened after the Centerville-Washington Twp. Americana Festival.
Despite daily headaches for nearly a year, Amy Zahora said her daughter studied hard and earned her nearly 4.3 grade-point average.
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“She’s a tough kid. She’s a good kid,” Amy Zahora said.
Jordan Zahora stopped playing volleyball due to the accident, but now is involved in bowling and tennis at Fenwick, a Catholic school in Middletown.
She is president of her school’s Spanish National Honor Society and is a member of the National Honor Society and Kairos youth ministry.
Amy Zahora said Fenwick encouraged Jordan to apply for the Economics for Leaders program and is supporting her trip.
“It’s just going to be a really good learning experience for her,” she said. “To be at Brown University — that is an experience all in itself. But it is also teaching her to be a leader.”
Bishop Fenwick High School senior Jordan Zahora if Miamisburg was selected to attend the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at Brown University in Providence, R.I July 23-29, 2018. Zahora, (left) is pictured with her friend Julie Renner,
During the weeklong Economics for Leaders program, students are exposed to economic reasoning principles and given strategies to employ these concepts.
From a press release:
"Additionally, participants achieve a heightened awareness of the impact of their decisions have on others and the responsibility that awareness imposes. Economics for Leaders is an unparalleled learning and growing opportunity. Students who have attended Economics for Leaders programs in prior years have called it 'the experience of a lifetime.'"