Convention for young leaders to be held in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A convention for young leaders will be held in Yakima Thursday for the first time. The "Act Six" Convention brings together 300 students from throughout the Northwest. They are gathering at Eisenhower High School for extensive training on bettering their communities.

About 50 students from the Yakima Valley will be there. Each of those kids has earned a full-ride scholarship to Heritage University through the program. The majority are first generation college students.

"We want to be sure these students are successful once they get there because we expect them to come back and have a great impact on the Yakima Valley," said Delinda Higgins, Yakima Valley Act Six director.

Act Six is recruiting for next year. Interested seniors can apply on their website.