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Local student chosen for leadership program: California High School sophomore Joseph Holden, was selected to attend the EDGE (Explore, Develop, Grow, Empower) Youth Leadership seminar from May 23-25 at UC Berkeley. Each year, high schools are asked to nominate one exceptional student who has demonstrated strong leadership abilities or potential.

Each year, the EDGE seminar gives young leaders a chance to meet with leaders in business, nonprofits and government to ask them questions and discuss important issues ranging from the environment to the future of education. The conference also features speakers to encourage students to find ways to make a positive impact on their community through volunteerism. EDGE cultivates students' communication, team building and goal-setting skills with a variety of leadership exercises.

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